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Scunthorpe's Wilcox breaks AVB's Euro record

Scunthorpe United boss Russ Wilcox has set a new European record for an unbeaten streak at the beginning of a managerial reign.

Wilcox replaced Brian Laws in November and has since led the Iron to 26 matches without a defeat and into top spot on the League Two table.

The former Scunny, Hull City and Northampton Town defender has beaten former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas' previous record of 25 matches which was set when he took the reins at FC Porto in 2010.

Scunthorpe striker Paul Hayes heaped praise on Wilcox for the influence he has had since stepping into the Glanford Park hotseat.

"He's been great," Hayes told the club's official website. "If one manager is going to do it, it is going to be Russ.

"He is positive, he is respectful, and he has done his trade obviously being an assistant manager for years.

"He gives you that confidence to go out there and enjoy yourself. Training is great, he lets the banter flow with the lads.

"When things are hard he does go into you. All the credit we get as players is down to the manager."

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