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Scunthorpe and Cambridge both sack their managers

Scunthorpe and Cambridge United both sack their managers it has been revealed by the two fourth tier sides this afternoon.

The first of the two to do so today was Cambridge, who parted company with head coach Colin Calderwood following Tuesday night’s 4-0 home defeat to Salford City.

The U’s have taken only one point from their last six games, leaving them 18th in the League Two table, six points above the drop zone.

The club’s director of football Graham Daniels said: “We would like to thank Colin for everything he has done for the club. He came in last Christmas and played a big part in securing our League Two status in what was a difficult season.

“We had all hoped that the club would be able to push on under his leadership but after a reasonable start to the season everyone at the club recognises that both results and performances have not been good enough in recent weeks.

“We had all hoped that this poor run could be turned round but unfortunately that hasn’t happened. We have great respect for Colin Calderwood and wish him well for the future.”

First-team coach Mark Bonner will take temporary charge while a permanent successor is identified.

The second managerial sacking of the day came at Scunthorpe, who have seen Paul Hurst lose his job.

It comes after his side suffered a 3-0 defeat to Northampton Town on Tuesday night, leaving them 16th in the League Two table with eight wins from 30 games.

The club statement read: “Scunthorpe United would like to announce that manager Paul Hurst and assistant manager Chris Doig have left their positions at the club with immediate effect.

“We thank them for their efforts during their time at the club and wish them well for the future.

“The club will make no further comment at this stage.”

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