Since leaving Bolton Wanderers (read: not handed a new deal), Paul Robinson has struggled to find a long-term football home. Robbo's travels took him to Canada where he trained and had a trial with Major League Soccer outfit Toronto FC but he was ultimately not picked up. In order to stay match fit, Robinson then went to Championship club Birmingham City where he has now been signed to a month-long deal.
The signing of Robinson is very short term, at only one month long. At this point though, the 33 year old is really unlikely to do any better after failing to impress in his last season at Bolton. Birmingham City really picked up Robinson to bolster their defensive ranks after injury has left them pretty bare.
Manager Lee Clark spoke to Birmingham City's official site about the signing:
"I'd like to thank the Board for allowing me to bring in Paul, an experienced defender who will enhance our playing squad.
"While I have been impressed with the progress of our young defenders, recent injuries had left us with just two fit senior defenders so the acquisition of Paul was one we needed to make. As a senior professional, Paul will give us that added experience which is always useful in this competitive division."
Robinson will wear the number 30 for the Blues.