In the summer of 2008 Rovers secured the services of goalkeeper Paul Robinson from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £3.5m, penning an initial five-year deal with the club.
Starting out at Leeds United, Robinson quickly established himself as the number one choice for both club and country, and after almost seven seasons at the Yorkshire side, Robinson moved to Tottenham for £1.5m where he would spend the next four years with the north London club before making the move back north.
A former England international who has earned almost fifty caps for his country, Robinson put in a series of consistent performances for Rovers to see him named Supporters' Player of the Year for the 2010-11 season.
However in 2012-13 his campaign was disrupted by a persistent back injury which required surgery in March 2013. But after suffering serious respiratory complications following the operation Robinson developed a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung) to bring his season to a premature end.
The Rovers number one was allowed to return to training in October 2013, before making a very welcome to the first team in early January 2014 in the FA Cup 3rd round tie against Manchester City. He would go on to maintain his place between the posts for the remainder of the campaign as Rovers just missed out on a top-six finish..