The North West Counties Football League
Published 22nd February 2012
....his retirement from the game.
Robinson, whose season has been disrupted as a result of his honeymoon, suspension and injuries, has decided to hang up his boots at the relatively early age of just 30.
Niggling injuries have left the popular forward frustrated as he has attempted to regain his place in the starting line-up, of late from the bench as a result of the form of both Jordan Hulme and Lee Gaskell up front.
Robinson joined the Rams from New Mills in 2009. His record since then has been superb, and from seventy-two starts and nine appearances as substitute, he has notched forty-six goals as he has helped the club through one of its most successful periods under joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.
During his time at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, he has also scooped the NWCFL player of the month award twice, emphasising his ability and respect within the competition.
Even though this campaign has been a stop-start one for the player, with twenty starts and five off the bench, he is currently the club’s leading goal scorer with sixteen goals.
Anthony Johnson commented: “It is a big blow for us as Robbo has been a big part of what we have done here. I think he has just become a bit disillusioned but the door is still open for him. We are gutted but will always welcome him back here”.
A great favourite of the ever-growing band of Rammy supporters, Robinson’s decision has come as a great surprise to the fans, and it’s fair to say that his talent and dedication will be sadly missed.