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3 potential managers to take the Glanford Park hot seat

Scunthorpe United surprisingly sacked manager Graham Alexander at the weekend after the ‘Irons’ 1-1 draw with Rochdale. Alexander had guided his side to fifth in the League One, but after only picking up 5 points in 8 games the board decided to act and remove Alexander from his role. 

With that in mind we take a look at 3 potential replacements who could take the Glanford Park hot seat.

Uwe Rosler – After doing a terrific job with Fleetwood Town last season, where he guided the ‘Cod Army’ to the League One playoffs, Rosler couldn’t repeat that feat this season with the Fylde Coast outfit deciding to part company with the German.

Despite not having the best of seasons this time around, Rosler more than showed his credentials last term guiding a club to a much higher position than would have been expected of them before a ball was kicked and could be seen as the perfect fit for Scunthorpe.

As a club with a minimal budget compared to some at League One level, Rosler could be the man to get the very best out of the playing staff already at the club without having to go and spend huge money on bringing in reinforcements.

Stuart McCall – A manager who also knows this level of football very well is former Bradford City manager Stuart McCall. Having guided the ‘Bantams’ to the League One playoffs last season, McCall saw his side lose out to Millwall in the final at Wembley Stadium before he was given the axe earlier this season after the club fell 13 points adrift of the automatic promotion places.

Having guided Bradford to the final of the playoffs he certainly knows what is required to get a team to finish within the promotion picture in this league and a move to Glanford Park would see him link up with former ‘Bantam’ Rory McArdle.

Steve McClaren – A man who could be seen as having an outside chance for the post is Steve McClaren. The former England manager would certainly be seen as major coup if Scunthorpe United could entice him to take over as their new manager.

McClaren, certainly brings with him a wealth of experience having managed the likes of Middlesborough, Newcastle United and Derby County to name a few, as well as spending time as Sir Alex Fergusons number two at Manchester United.

He certainly would be a name that would bring a lot of attention to Scunthorpe United but could also be the manager to guide the club into the Championship!

Scunthorpe United fans who would you like to see as your new manager? Let us know in the comments section…

Match Preview: Peterborough United v Bradford City

This weekend Peterborough will host Bradford City for the first time this season and will look to get a better result then last season when Jordy Hiwula’s strike was all that seperated the two sides.

The Posh are on great form sitting top of League 1 three points ahead of Bradford who sit in sixth, Bradford has won four of their last six games, losing one and drawing the other.

Bradford made a great charge for promotion last season but lost out to Millwall in the play-off final so will want to get promoted to the Championship at the end of this season. Stuart McCall helped the team to it last season and with the additions of Charlie Wykes and Dominic Poleon over the summer they will help Bradford on the attacking side, they’ve already got five goals between them as well.

This is a huge game for the Posh as Bradford pushed for promotion last season and will want to again this year , if Peterborough want to be competitive this season they need to get results against these sorts of teams, they already have against Rotherham this season and this is they’re next big test for Grant McCann’s side.

Paul Taylor will also be in focus in this game as this is his first game back at London Road since leaving for Bradford in the summer, if Taylor is picked in the Bradford squad it will be interesting to see how he does against his old side and how the fans will treat him.

If I had to predict a score here I’d say either 1-0 Bradford or 2-1 Peterborough.

Peterborough and Bradford fans send us your predictions in the comments section…