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Brian Laws

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 14/10/1961


Brian Laws was appointed as Scunthorpe manager in February 1997, replacing Mick Buxton at Glanford Park.

His first managerial appointment came at Grimsby where he made an excellent start, guiding The Mariners to 10th place in the First Division in 1994/95 as player/manager. However, the following season was disappointing and after a poor start to the 1996/97 season, Brian left the club.

Brian's illustrious playing career started at Burnley, but most people will remember him from his time with Nottingham Forest where he won two League Cup winners medals under the great Brian Clough.

The highlight of his short managerial career to date was guiding Scunthorpe to promotion to the Second Division in the 1998/99 season, following a play-off victory at Wembley against Leyton Orient.

He was unable to prevent The Iron from returning to Division Three the follwing season however and is now attempting to steer them out of mid-table mediocrity to a position in which they can challenge for promotion once again.

They remain in the Third Division but were close to promotion in 2002/03, only to lose in the play-off semi-final. Laws will hope his side can go one step further and seal aitomatic promotion in the near future.

(info as at 01/10/03)

Reproduced under permission from the League Managers Association.
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