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Robertson: Patience Is Key

18 October 2012

Midfielder Content To Bide Time

Scott Robertson says he’s happy to remain patient, as he continues to wait for his chance to stake a claim as a permanent part of Ian Holloway’s side.

The Scotland international has found his opportunities limited since joining from Dundee United in the summer, with his only appearance so far coming in the 3-0 defeat away at Cardiff City. 

“Obviously I’d love to be playing. It’s such a big squad, I’ve just had to be patient,” Robertson said.

“I can’t really complain too much though because the team have been doing really well and we’ve been unfortunate in recent weeks where we’ve been the better team for the large majority of the games.

“Coming to a new club as a player, everybody wants to come in and play. I’m just grateful for the reserve team games because they keep my fitness up, which is vital.”

Robertson made a first ever appearance at right back in the reserve team win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday, marking his debut in defence with a goal from a corner. 

Despite having made over 200 appearances playing in midfield, the 27-year-old says he was more than content to take on the challenge of adapting to an unfamiliar role.

“If the manager told me to play in goal, I’d play in goal. I just love to play anywhere!

“It was my first time at right-back. The manager asked me to fill in there to see how I would get on, and he said he was happy with how I did. I’m just happy to get 90 minutes under my belt. 

“I’ll probably get more fitness playing at right-back with the way the manager wants his full-backs to play – constantly getting forward and then having to get back as well. I do like to get forward, but it’s never been from right-back before, getting back into position was a bit of a trek!”

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