Former Chelsea Under-21 and AFC Wimbledon coach, Mark Robinson, has been appointed the new manager at Burton Albion.

The Brewers, taken over by Nordic Football Group yesterday, parted company with Martin Paterson last week after the Burnley forward could only keep Burton in League One on the final day.

Robinson, who spent decades with AFC Wimbledon in the Academy, has just 13 months of EFL managerial experience.

Impressing with the Dons to start with, including good cup runs, it came to a head in March 2022 with the side battling relegation.

During this time, he worked closely with current Reading coach James Oliver-Pearce, who was a long-time coach with Wimbledon.

Becoming a Chelsea development coach in May 2022,  he guided them to two top-four finishes in the Premier League 2.

Speaking about his appointment, Robinson told “I’m extremely proud to have been given this opportunity at Burton Albion. When the new owners outlined their plans and intentions for the future and meeting Ben Robinson, it really excited me in terms of what we can achieve together here.

“The owners have been clear with what they expect; we want to build a team that connects with the fans, and style of play will be important to that. I want to create a team that is enjoyable to watch, aggressive, and energetic, one that the fans and town feel they can really get behind and be proud to represent them.

“We want to combine the team’s success with the development of young players, something that I have been committed to throughout the last two decades as a coach. The owners and I are aligned in our belief that this approach will be key to the club’s long-term success while maintaining our primary focus on winning football games.

“I’m looking forward to getting started now and getting to know everyone throughout the football club, the fans, and the wider Burton community.”