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League One: Scunthorpe United sack manager Mark Robins

Scunthorpe United have sacked manager Mark Robins and assistant Ned Kelly following a 5-0 defeat by struggling Blackpool.

The Iron have won only two of their last eight league games and the defeat at the weekend left them 16th in League One, and closer to the the relegation zone than the play-off places.

United chairman Peter Swann, speaking on the club's official website, said: “We are sad to part company with Mark and Ned, but we have to think about the best interests of Scunthorpe United Football Club."

“We wish Mark and Ned all the best for the future.” 

Robins began his managerial career at Rotherham Untied in 2007, before leaving for Yorkshire rivals Barnsley two years later.

He left Barnsley in 2011 and was out of the game for over a year before a brief stint as Coventry boss from September 2012 to the following February, when he joined Huddersfield.

He departed Huddersfield at the start of the 2014/15 season, taking over at Scunthorpe that October.

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