After 77 appearances in three seasons, Paul Robinson was released at the end of the last season by Bolton Wanderers. The defender had failed to maintain with the Premier League pace as it looked like his age had caught up with him but because of Bolton's lack of depth in the left back position, Robinson could not be dropped. Instead, his run of poor formo continued and in turn, dug a deeper hole for both him and Bolton Wanderers. While Bolton's poor defense was not down solely to Robinson's performances, his tendency to be left for dead in midfield certainly did not help.
Prior to playing for Bolton Wanderers, Robinson made over 200 appearances for each Watford and West Bromwich Albion. Robbo is hoping to jump-start his career once more, this time with Championship side Nottingham Forest. Sky Sports reported yesterday that Robbo has been training with Forest and hopes to sign a permanent deal at the City Ground. This, however, is easier said than done. Nottingham Forest was recently purchased by the Al-Hasawi family, leading to the club parting ways with now-former-manager Steve Cotterill. As a result, Robbo's potential move is up in the air.
Should he sign, Bolton play Nottingham Forest in the third match of the season. This is us praying for Chung-Yong Lee's safety.