MOTHERWELL boss Stephen Robinson insists he is "fully concentrated" on his role with the Scottish Premiership outfit, despite being linked with a move to Cherries yesterday.

A report by the Press Association claimed Robinson, who played for Cherries during the 1990s, was a contender to return to the club and replace Eddie Howe as boss after guiding Motherwell to a third-placed finish last season.

But the Northern Irishman, who is currently priced at fourth favourite for the role with bookmaker Sky Bet at 12-1 below only Jason Tindall (1-4), Chris Hughton (8-1) and Garry Monk (10-1), played down the talk.

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Speaking to BBC Sportsound after Motherwell's opening day 1-0 defeat at Ross County last night, Robinson said: "I think I've been linked with every job in Scotland and England.

"No, I'm fully concentrated on Motherwell. There's no truth in those rumours.

"I think it's credit to the players. If you're winning football matches then you get linked with jobs - some true, some not.

"I think you've got to just keep doing it and concentrating on the job at hand.

"I've said it continually, football bites you in the bum if you don't do the job right in front of you."