Gary Rowett Keen For Permanent Burton Albion Jobby Jack Kitson / 04 April 2012, 10:20Tweet
Burton Albion’s caretaker boss Gary Rowett is eager to take the job on a permanent basis but knows he still has to prove himself in the dugout. Since being installed as interim manager Rowett has managed to guide the club to their first win in a whopping 17 matches after Burton beat Gillingham last week. The 38-year-old is currently the odds-on favourite with Stan James in the Next Burton Albion Manager betting but will face still competition from former Barnsley boss Mark Robins and also the likes of Paul Ince, Paul Buckle and Nicky Law.
Rowett was placed in charge on a temporary basis on 17th March when Paul Peschisolido was sacked following six consecutive defeats. He has since been in charge of four matches but didn’t get off to the best of starts with a home defeat to Northampton in his first match followed by a 4-0 thrashing at AFC Wimbledon. However, he oversaw the Brewers first win in 2012 when they beat Gillingham 1-0, before holding Crawley Town to a respectable goalless draw on Saturday. Rowett’s main focus is saving Burton from the dreaded drop as with six games remaining the club find themselves just three points above the League Two relegation zone. Paddy Power currently have the club priced at 10/3 to sink out of the Football League at the end of the season.
Burton travel to relegation rivals Dagenham & Redbridge on Friday knowing that a first away win since Boxing Day would really boost their chances of survival. Dag & Red are just two points above them in 19th place in the league but are currently on a run of good form with three wins and a draw from their last four games. The Daggers have been priced as the evens favourites for the win, with Burton available at 13/5 and a draw priced at 23/10.