Mark Robins Attracting Interest From Burton Albionby Jack Kitson / 21 March 2012, 10:26Tweet
Mark Robins is a man in demand at the moment after emerging as one of the favourites in the Next Burton Albion Manager betting market. The former Rotherham United and Barnsley manager has been out of work since leaving the Tykes last summer due to financial disputes. He is now reported to be interested in a return to the dug-out but Burton will face stiff competition from Robins' former side Rotherham who also have an eye on him following the departure of boss Andy Scott on Monday. Robins was yesterday installed as the odds-on favourite in the Next Rotherham Manager market and it now looks as if the League Two clubs will go head-to-head for the 42-year-old.
Burton sacked Paul Peschisolido on Saturday following a dismal run of six consecutive defeats, with his final match a 4-1 loss at home to Torquay. Gary Rowett and Kevin Poole were placed in charge of the club’s game at home to Northampton on Tuesday night but they were unable to prevent a seventh straight defeat after the Cobblers scored a last-gasp winner. Burton have suffered an alarming decline since the New Year where they have gone from play-off contenders to relegation strugglers. They are without a win in 2012 which has seen them slump down to 20th in the table, just three points above the bottom two.
Other contenders in the running to replace Peschisolido include caretaker manager Gary Rowett, former Bristol Rovers manager Paul Buckle, Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law and also the out of work Richard Money. Burton, who are now 15 games without a win, travel to 16th-placed AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Stan James have Wimbledon as the 11/10 favourites to condemn more misery on Burton, while Burton can be backed at 12/5 to pick up their first win since Boxing Day, with a draw priced at 23/10.