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Bye Bye Baby: Paul Robinson to Leeds on Loan

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This is a move that's been coming for a while. The hard truth is that Paul Robinson is not Premiership quality and the return of Sam Ricketts has put Robbo on the back burner, the imminent comeback of Marcos Alonso looks to seal this fate. In light of this, Robinson signed a one month loan deal to Leeds United this morning. Unless he pulls out something very impressive in this month, he probably will not play for Bolton again.

Paul Robinson will be eligible for Leeds' league clash with Hull City tonight and has been given squad number 33. Neil Warnock, Leeds manager had this to say about the move:

"I've been looking to see if I can get one or two leaders in. Paul is a player who I have had my eye on for a couple of weeks...but for whatever reason we just couldn't quite get it over the line. Now we've been able to do that I'm delighted. This is a great club for him and it gives us a chance to have a look at him with a view to next season."

Owen Coyle on the other hand was more coy about Robbo's next move.

"It's a good opportunity for Paul to play games. He's a thoroughly model professional and naturally has been frustrated at not playing. This move keeps him match sharp and Leeds will benefit from his considerable top-flight experience."

I've never been Paul Robinson's biggest fan, I've thought him too slow and too late on tackles, but I wish him luck as he moves on to a new club and I hope he finishes his career happily.