Date: 13th January 2010 at 8:00am
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Most of the media are now saying that Brian Laws has come up on the rails to beat Sean O’Driscoll in the two-horse race to become the new Burnley manager.

The club are expected to make an announcement sometime today.

Sean O’Driscoll was yesterday’s favourite and at one point was 1/25 with the bookies to take the job. BBC Radio Sheffield also went as far as saying he had been offered the job with the club now in talks with Doncaster Rovers to agree compensation.

Barry Kilby though had been reserved all day and tried to dampen the speculation suggesting the interview process was still underway.

“We are still interviewing, we are still looking.” he said yesterday morning

One theory at the moment is that the club could not agree compensation for O’Driscoll which according to the Doncaster Rovers chairman was supposed to be around £1 million.

The Lancashire Telegraph understand O’Driscoll had earlier undergone a second interview but there were complications regarding compensation for Doncaster Rovers

If this is true Clarets fans will be disappointed that the club have instead gone for their second-choice purely for financial reasons.

Suzanne Geldard though writing in the Lancashire Telegraph believes Laws has impressed Kilby and Flood the most during the interviews and it is understood Laws had a third interview last night.

Laws of course is a former player with the club and has managed Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United and Sheffield Wednesday. The 48 year old left the Owls only last month by mutual consent after a run of bad results that saw Wednesday drop into the relegation zone.