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Andy Butler to manage the fans' team in Iron Aid 2024

21 May 2024

Club News

Andy Butler to manage the fans' team in Iron Aid 2024

21 May 2024

New first team manager Andy Butler will take charge of the Fans' XI in our 125th anniversary launch event, which includes Iron Aid!

Butler, who will take charge of the Iron for the upcoming season after stepping up from First Team Coach, will see his one-off team go head-to-head with a number of former Scunthorpe United players.

As a result, former manager Brian Laws will take charge of the team of Iron legends for the encounter.

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


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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