Will Brian Laws Join Grimsby Or Scunthorpe

Last updated : 19 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs

Not Lincon City Imps, but Lincolnshire - legendary Manager Brian Laws looks set to make a dramatic return to either Scunthorpe United or Grimsby Town according to very reliable sources.  Neil Woods has been given two games to shine at Grimsby whilst  Scunthorpe’s plight looks just as needy.

Laws learned his trade under Buckley at the Mariners, replacing Captain Mainwaring when he left for WBA. The Iron also love the man who really got the bandwagon rolling before Adkins finished the job.

He then returned to playing at Darlington before Scunthorpe took a chance on him. It was fairytale stuff   The Iron saw promotions from the fourth tier in 1999 and 2005. Despite Laws being  sacked in March 2004 he was reinstated three weeks later, heroically leading them to a second promotion.

Wednesday chairman Dave Allen, likened him to Brian Clough, where he survived nearly 3 seasons  at the debt ridden club. Despite the clubs parting company by mutual consent Burnley (his first club) took a chance on him as he succeeded Owen Coyle where he was unable to keep them in the Premiership last season. Brian was sacked in December with Burnley 9th in the championship 

Full name Brian Laws
Date of birth 20 March 1960 (age 50)
Place of birth Wallsend, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender

Teams managed

1994–1996 Grimsby Town Win % 30
1997–2004 Scunthorpe United 37.79 %
2004–2006 Scunthorpe United 41.98 %
2006–2009 Sheffield Wednesday 33.77
2010 Burnley 29.55

Totals Pld 817 W 297 D 217 L 303 Win % 36.35


Playing Career

1979–1983 Burnley 125 (12)
1983–1985 Huddersfield Town 56 (1)
1985–1988 Middlesbrough 108 (12)
1988–1994 Nottingham Forest 147 (4)
1994–1996 Grimsby Town 46 (2)
1996–1997 Darlington 10 (0)
1997–1998 Scunthorpe United 18 (0)