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I don't want the Burton job - Mike Whitlow

3 November 2014

Mike Whitlow says he has no ambition to take the Burton manager's job on a permanent basis after their 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle.

The club's 40-year-old academy chief saw Burton go close to victory in his first game as caretaker boss - and then looked forward to returning to his day job.

Whitlow said: "We didn't quite get the result I was hoping for, but I've had a great week working with a first-class group of players.

"But if you're asking whether I want the the job, the answer is 'no' - and I'll be out with the under-13s in the morning with a smile on my face."

Reuben Reid rescued Plymouth's unbeaten run with his ninth goal of the season.

Reid struck from the penalty spot 20 minutes from the end after former Argyle winger Alex MacDonald had given Whitlow hope of victory with his fourth goal of the season before the break .

The usually watertight Plymouth defence was breached for the first time in almost 10 hours of football when MacDonald saw his 12-yard shot creep into the net off the inside of a post.

Argyle came to life after the break and Reid made no mistake from the penalty spot in the 70th minute after being brought down by Phil Edwards.

Whitlow said: "Every single one of the lads put in a shift and I thought we had enough of the chances to win the game.

"It was end-to-end, toe-to-toe stuff at times and their keeper had to make a great save at the end.

"But you have to give John (Sheridan) and his side credit for the way they came out for the second half."

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