Scunthorpe United have appointed Andy Dawson as their caretaker manager until the end of the season.

The 40-year-old has been in this position on four separate occasions in the past. He has replaced Stuart McCall at the helm at Glanford Park. The72 picked out five potential candidates for the role earlier today, with the likes of Paul Hurst and Steve Evans mentioned.

Dawson has been involved with the Iron’s coaching set-up for the past six years and knows the club inside out.

He played over 500 games as a player. Dawson started out at Nottingham Forest but moved onto Scunthorpe as a youngster in 1998. He spent four years with the Iron during his first stint at the club.

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Dawson then moved to Hull City in 2003 and became a vital part of their rise up through the divisions and into the Premier League. He made over 300 appearances for the Tigers in his ten years at the club and is regarded as a club legend at the KCOM Stadium.

He eventually left Hull in 2013 and moved back to Scunthorpe on a free transfer. He ended his playing career there and moved into coaching.

Scunthorpe United fans have taken to Twitter that they believe Dawson should be considered for the full-time role-

https://twitter.com/RyanWest1990/status/1109871797850128384

https://twitter.com/motiv8222/status/1109926562244243456

https://twitter.com/MarkLincoln27/status/1109873853185052677

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