Date: 6th November 2006 at 11:25am
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Wednesday have announced that former Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws is to become the new Owls boss following the sacking of Paul Sturrock over two weeks ago.

The news ends weeks of speculation over the appointement and sees Laws sign a deal until the end of the 2008/08 season along with his assistant Russ Wilcos who also arrives from Glanford Park.

Laws told the official SWFC site: “I’m very excited at the prospect of coming to Sheffield Wednesday. It’s a huge club with huge tradition. The club couldn’t have asked for a more hungry manager than myself. I’m very much up for this job, believe that I’m ready for it and that I have the necessary qualities to drive it forward.”

He continued: “The most important thing is that we all pull together. We have to be in the same boat, grab a oar and start pulling as hard as we can to get the club where it should be, trying to get into the Premiership as soon as we can.”

The former Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough player spent ten years at Scunthorpe – guiding them to two promotions and to third in League One this season.

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