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Parkin is a great addition - Baraclough
Published : 06 Oct 2010 12:31:28
Scunthorpe manager Ian Baraclough has described the appointment of Steve Parkin as first team coach as a "great addition to the club".The arrival of former Mansfield, Rochdale and Barnsley manager Parkin, who played with Baraclough while they were both at the Stags, was confirmed on Tuesday.Baraclough told the Iron`s official website: "I've always regarded Steve very highly. He has vast experience, not only as a manager but also in coaching - having spent the last three years at Hull City and experiencing life in the Premier League - and he will be a great addition to the club."He will be great for me and for the rest of the lads. He is a fantastic coach and will get on well with the players. He's a lively character and a great communicator."I wanted to bring him into the set-up from the day I was made caretaker manager and I'm delighted to make him my first signing."Elsewhere, Scunthorpe have taken former Hull midfielder Bryan Hughes, ex-Birmingham winger Jay O'Shea and forward Paris Cowan-Hall, who used to play at Portsmouth, on trial.