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Scunthorpe United have made a double swoop after signing Richie Ryan and Richard Hinds.

Ryan, formerly of Sunderland, joins on a free transfer after being released by The Black Cats.

After failing to break into the first-team on Wearside, Ryan joined The Iron on loan and clearly impressed.

Scunthorpe have tied Ryan down to a one-year deal although the club have the option of extending that for a further 12 months.

Hinds (pictured), like Ryan, concluded the season on loan at Glanford Park after being farmed out by Hull City.

The Tigers opted against extending the utility player's services leaving Scunthorpe free to make a move and have tied him to a two-year contract.