Doncaster Rovers: No joking around for reliant Robinson

Theo Robinson remains focused. Picture by Gareth Williams/
Theo Robinson remains focused. Picture by Gareth Williams/

Theo Robinson insists the banter between himself and former team-mates will be firmly left off the field this weekend as he remains focused on helping his club get maximum points.

Doncaster Rovers welcome Huddersfield Town on Saturday before Watford three days later - both of which striker Robinson has featured for.

Starting his footballing career on the books of Watford as a trainee, Robinson can look back on his time down in Hertfordshire with fond memories.

Admittedly, the 25-year-old did not have as good a time during his short spell with Huddersfield last season, but Robinson has taken aspects from every club experience.

As the Doncaster marksman battles back to full fitness following a frustrating two months on the sidelines through a knee injury, Robinson knows all too well about the tests that Rovers’ next opponents pose.

And despite still keeping in touch with his former team-mates, the Jamaican international insists it will be strictly business on Saturday and Tuesday.

“Saturday’s going to be a good game, Huddersfield have some good players. it’ll be a tough game,” said the Doncaster frontman.

“Obviously every game is tough in the Championship so we just have to take each game and move on from there.

“I’m still in contact with some of the players [at Huddersfield.

“The loan wasn’t as good - at the end of last season - as I wanted it to be but that’s football really.

“You move on from that and hopefully I can get out there and prove a little point.”

He went on: “Every game I’m fired up and every game is a new challenge.

“Sometimes you just happen to play against players that you know so you can give them a little bit of banter after the game, but when you cross the line it’s all about getting the points.”

Robinson was one of positives in the 5-0 defeat at Bournemouth having got 45 minutes under his belt following his injury frustration.

And he remains realistic about his chances for a starting spot in Paul Dickov’s side, with fellow frontman Billy Sharp also vying for contention following his return from suspension.

“When you’ve got players you’re determined to fight for your spotand it brings out the best in players so hopefully it brings out the best in all of us,” said the former Derby man.

“I’ll take it as it goes.

“It’s my first week of training so I’m not really expecting to get thrown right back in there because the strikers who have been playing have been fit so I’ll just wait for my chance and I’ll try and take it.”

On his injury, he added: “It’s been a bit frustrating because I’ve been out for two months now so hopefully I can just get involved as much as I can from now until the end of the season and help the team out as much as I can.

“There are lots of games I would love to be involved in that I have missed during the season but it’s all about having to fight for the team now and helping them to stay up.”