Date: 19th January 2016 at 6:13pm
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Mark Robins has been on the brink, so it had seemed, of losing his job more than once this season but the latest slump in form culminating in the hammering on Saturday saw him ‘pay the price’ with him sacked by Scunthorpe.

The five-nil defeat at Blackpool proved the final straw with Robins, and assistant Ned Kelly both sacked with immediate effect with this brief statement on the Official Website released.

‘Scunthorpe United Football Club have terminated the contracts of manager Mark Robins and assistant manager Ned Kelly with immediate effect.

‘United chairman Peter Swann 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.”

‘The club will provide a further update in due course.’

With the search for his replacement ongoing, the likes of sacked Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill being linked, Andy Dawson and Nick Daws have taken temporary charge as the club continue to look for a replacement for Robins.

Robins had been on the brink earlier in the season before a fine run of form saw him win a Manager of the Month award but just two wins in the last eight-matches with Scunthorpe slipping to 16th and too close to the relegation zone has seen him sacked ending his spell, which began in October 2014, at Glanford Park.

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