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Robinson Relishing Return

Posted: Fri 14 Mar 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Defender's Suspension Is Now Over

Set to return from suspension for Saturday’s trip to Leicester City, Jack Robinson is keen to make amends and force his way back into the Blackpool side.

The 20-year-old has been absent since his dismissal against Birmingham City last month, which became his third sending off the season.

And it was his previous offences which cost him this time, as what would have been a one-match ban was extended to three.

“It doesn’t help being sent off twice before that, but I’m not a dirty player. The two yellows at Bournemouth weren’t even fouls, Blackburn I can’t complain, but the last one was unlucky,” said Robinson. 

“The ref gave me the red card, but I was five or ten yards outside the box. I think we just came in at the same time me and Macca, so I can’t see it being last man, especially being so far outside of the box. 

“It has been frustrating, but I’ve been training every day and keeping myself ticking over. I’ve been in with the lads who haven’t been playing when the others have been off.

“Thankfully I also had the international break, so got 90 minutes under my belt for the under 21s, so I’m ready to go now it is over.”

The left-back has been watching from the stands in recent weeks, and was a joyous spectator as Blackpool claimed three points on Tuesday night.

But like most players, he admitted to being a bad watcher, and is itching to get back involved.

“The lads did well against Millwall, and that has stopped the rot. We’ve got a win under our belts now, so hopefully we can take it from there. The team worked really hard, as we have all season, we’ve just not been getting the results we need. 

“There is a good vibe around the place; everyone is happy going into the weekend. The run plays on your mind, going into games knowing you’ve not won for ages. It’s hard to get it out of your mind, but Millwall has stopped that now. Three points was massive for us and we should be OK. 

“As a player you just want to be out there and I’m back on Saturday, so hopefully Fergie will put me in the team, but Andy has been doing well there.”

Now Robinson and The Seasiders prepare themselves for the daunting task of travelling to Leicester, who are sat at the top of The Championship, but the defender fears nobody in this league.

“They’re flying, but I think we can get something there. We’ve just got to go out and play our game, and if we’re more clinical than we have been then there is no reason why we can’t win there.

“We’ve got to go out and give it our all, if you don’t concede you don’t lose, so we have to keep a clean sheet and see what happens,” said Robinson.