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Delighted to be back

Posted: Mon 06 Jan 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk

Paul Robinson relished being back in the thick of the action after his surprise return in Saturday's FA Cup draw with Manchester City.

After complications following a back operation had left Robinson with a blood clot on his lung, the popular stopper has had a lengthy road to recovery.

The former England man returned to action in Saturday's 1-1 draw after 13 months on the sidelines, and more than played his part as Rovers earned a replay against Manchester City.

Speaking to Radio Rovers after the game, Robinson said: "The manager told me midweek that he was thinking about putting me back in. How did I feel? Was I ready? Needless to say I told him yes straight away.

"I was more than ready, I've worked really hard the last three months or so and I got my reward today. I'm just delighted to be back on the pitch.

"There were no nerves at all, I was just looking forward to getting out.

"I think with everything that has happened to me in the last 12-14 months or so it has put a perspective on things, and I think I'm a better person for it and it is making me a lot more relaxed playing as well.

"It is just a shame we don't get anything for it, a point or something would have been nice.

"But no, it was a good performance today, you can't take anything away from the boys. We knew it was going to be difficult whatever they put out, and they put out a good team.

"They didn't want a replay, as much as we didn't want a replay, but the way the game panned out we had chances to win the game.

"There are a lot of people in blue and white shirts who can be very proud of themselves."

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