Russ Wilcox

Date of birth25 March 1964
Place of birthHemsworth
NationalityEnglish
Weight82 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Scunthorpe's assistant manager was expected to wind down his lengthy career in 2000-01 but ended up playing a huge role in the club's promotion challenge. Injuries led to him being given a chance at right back in the second match of the season and he kept his place on merit, switching to his usual central defensive position where his experience and organisation helped a young team. He missed a short spell after suffering a knee injury at the end of February, but returned for the run-in and was a strong contender for the Iron's 'Player of the Season' award.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Doncaster Rovers 01 Jul 1980 30 Jun 1982
Frickley Athletic 01 Jul 1982 30 Jun 1986
Northampton Town 30 Jun 1986 06 Aug 1990
Hull City 06 Aug 1990 30 Jul 1993
Doncaster Rovers 30 Jul 1993 22 Sep 1995
Preston North End 22 Sep 1995 08 Jul 1997
Scunthorpe United 08 Jul 1997 30 Jun 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Preston North End League Cup 4
1997-98 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 1
1997-98 Scunthorpe United League Cup
1
2000-01 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 5
2000-01 Scunthorpe United League Cup 2
2000-01 Scunthorpe United League Division 3 33
3
1
5
2001-02 Scunthorpe United League Cup
1
2001-02 Scunthorpe United League Division 3 6
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Aug 1996 Wigan Athletic v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
03 Sep 1996 Preston North End v Wigan Athletic D 4-4
Agg: 7-6
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
17 Sep 1996 Preston North End v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Preston North End L 3-0
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.