Cheltenham Town have parted company with manager Paul Buckle by mutual consent after only 79 days in charge of the League Two club.

The 43-year-old took over from Mark Yates in November, with the Robins 18th in the table.

But they only won once during Buckle's 13-game reign and are one point above the relegation zone.

Academy coach Russell Milton will take caretaker charge of the first team for Saturday's home match against Bury.

The club have also confirmed that assistant Rob Edwards has left by mutual consent.

Milton will be assisted on a voluntary basis by former Robins defender Steve Elliott, who was released by Buckle earlier this month.

Yates spent five years in charge at Whaddon Road, leading the Robins to the League Two play-off final in 2012, and was the third longest-serving manager in England's top four divisions prior to his sacking.