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Last Updated: Friday, 5 March, 2004, 12:42 GMT
Grimsby name Law as boss
Nicky Law
Law was sacked by Bradford in November
Second Division strugglers Grimsby Town have named Nicky Law as their new boss until the end of the season.

Law, out of a job since being sacked by Bradford in November, succeeds Paul Groves in the Blundell Park hot-seat.

Graham Rodger, who has been acting as caretaker manager for the last six games since Groves' dismissal, is staying as Law's number two.

Rodger and his assistant Neil Woods have won three games since Groves was sacked on 9 February.

'Right man'

The new Grimsby boss is relishing the challenge ahead of him.

"I am taking over at a time when, thanks to Graham (Rodger), the club have been able to get away from the problem positions," said Law.

"I think it's set now, with all the support the board have given, to keep the club going.

"I am really looking forward to getting on with Graham, getting on the training pitch with the players and getting things moving forward."

Mariners chairman Peter Furneaux believes Law is the right man to turn the club around.

He told BBC Radio Humberside: "What we saw in him was a man who had been to clubs in an adverse state, a fighter who wanted to show what he can do.

"That's what we need here. We want someone with ambition, that has experience but really wants to prove himself. We saw that in Nicky.

"His contract is based on success not on timescale and he's backed himself."

  • Grimsby striker Phil Jevons has won the Football League Goalscorer of the Month award for February.

    He scored seven goals in six games, including a four-goal haul in the 6-1 win over Barnsley.

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