Nervous Robinson hungrier than ever to be a Town success

Nervous young Hatter Matt Robinson has taken boss John Still’s decision to thrust him into the action with Saturday’s game against Welling United on a knife-edge as a massive vote of confidence, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th November 2013, 4:00 pm
Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson

With the scores locked at 1-1, Robinson’s introduction helped to give Town the impetus they needed to grind out a 2-1 win over the game Wings.

He said: “I’ll admit that’s probably the most nervous I’ve been to come on and play because it’s at such a critical stage.

It shows his confidence within me and I hope that I repaid that confidence to give me a chance in my performance.”

It was just Robinson’s fourth appearance of the campaign and he has had to wait for his opportunities after becoming a regular at the end of last season under Still.

While having been disappointed by his lack of opportunities this term, it has made the former Leicester City academy midfielder even hungrier for success.

On Robinson’s impressive cameo from the bench, Town boss Still added: “It was a toss of a coin between Robbo and Jim (Stevenson) as they are both similar types of players.

“I felt that Jim was probably a touch fitter, but Robbo came on and did really well.”

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