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IRON APPOINT MARK ROBINS AS MANAGER

13 October 2014

United can confirm that a deal has been agreed with Mark Robins to become the club’s new manager.

Robins’ first game in charge of the Iron will be Saturday’s home clash with Colchester United at Glanford Park.

The former striker began his professional career with English giants Manchester United before joining Norwich and then Leicester in the mid 1990’s.

He then enjoyed spells at a number of other teams before signing for Rotherham United and stints with Sheffield Wednesday and Burton Albion followed before Robins called time on his playing career and moved into coaching.

He became assistant manager at former club Rotherham before being named permanent boss in April 2007 and after a successful two years with the Millers, he later moved across South Yorkshire to take the reins at Barnsley.

Robins spent two years as manager of the then Championship side before leaving at the end of the 2010-11 season and was appointed manager of Coventry in September 2012. After catapulting the Sky Blues up the league from relegation battlers to play-off contenders, Huddersfield poached his services in February 2013.

The 44-year-old steered the club to safety in both of his seasons at the John Smith’s Stadium but left his position last August and now takes charge of Scunthorpe with the club currently 23rd in the League One table.

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