Former long serving Iron player, coach and manager Russ Wilcox is the latest addition to the legends team that is set to appear in the upcoming Iron Aid football match at the Attis Arena.

During his stints at Scunthorpe, which spread over a 23-year period in various positions around the club he firstly embedded his name onto the wall of fame for making over 100 appearances between 1997 and 2003. Throughout this time, Wilcox gained promotion with the Iron through the 1999 Third Division play-offs.

Following a number of stints as caretaker manager, Wilcox was given his first run as permanent first team manager in 2013 and went on to break the longest unbeaten record for a new manager with a 28-game unbeaten run which saw the Iron gain promotion to League One - a record which still stands in world football.

Scunthorpe United is delighted to announce that the club will be officially launching their 125th anniversary season on Sunday, July 28th with an Open Day, which will also including a match on the Attis Arena surface.

With a number of events to organise and announce for the Open Day itself, if you think you could assist, please get in touch. We have vacancies for food outlets, stalls, rides, events and much more to take place on the West Stand car park. Please email if you're interested in being involved.


United's legends match, dubbed "Iron Aid" will see a number of former professional players return to the ground, giving Scunthorpe supporters the opportunity to take them on in a game.

Be in with a chance of being on the supporters team by purchasing raffle tickets for the event. It's just £10 per go, and the more tickets you have, the bigger an opportunity you have of being part of the squad. You can purchase raffle tickets by clicking here.

Want to guarantee your space on the team, and don't fancy your chances in the raffle? We have five spaces up for grabs costing £1,000 each.

We also have one very exclusive place on the ex-pros team, with an individual able to be part of the side for £2,500.

For either of these packages, please email

All participants in the game will have a breakfast included at the Attis Arena on the morning of the game, followed by a light training session with your special guest manager, to be announced. You'll then have a quick tactics session to get you ready for your big match experience.

Not fancying a stint on the pitch, but want to watch some former legends take on some supporters? Maybe you'll have a family or friend take part, and you want to give them some support (or stick) from the sidelines. Tickets will be available for the game at £5 per person, with Under-16s admitted for free. These tickets will be available to purchase during pre-season.

All money raised from the Iron Aid match, and from the Open Day, will go directly to the football club as another fundraiser to help the club towards sustainability.


As we confirm our ex-professional players line-up, we will begin to confirm them on social media.

If you're a former footballer for the Iron, reading this, and would like to get involved, please get in touch!


Manager of the fans' team: Andy Butler
Manager of the team of legends: Brian Laws
Players: Cleveland Taylor, Steve Cammack, Steve Torpey, Josh Morris, Nathan Stanton, Andy Crosby, Tony Daws, Martyn Woolford, Andy Dawson, Peter Beagrie, Jamie Forrester, Russ Wilcox

Due to the nature of football, and ever-changing cycles, the appearance of some confirmed players may change at short notice.


Full sponsorship packages will be available for the Iron Aid matchday, while there are other packages available to support our Open Day.

Please contact for more details.

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