Nigel Howard Adkins (born 11 March 1965) is an English former professional footballer, physiotherapist and manager who was most recently of League One club Sheffield United.

He played as a goalkeeper for Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic. He finished his playing career and began his successful managerial career at Welsh club Bangor City before spells at Scunthorpe United and Southampton where he led both clubs to promotion. His tenure at St Mary's was noted for taking the Saints from League One to the Premier League in successive seasons.

Prior to his appointment as Scunthorpe United manager, Adkins was the club physio.

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