Robbo keen to keep Kirkland
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bryan Robson is keen to turn Chris Kirkland's loan move into a permanent arrangement.West Brom boss Bryan Robson is keen to turn Chris Kirkland's loan move into a permanent arrangement.
Kirkland joined The Baggies on a season-long loan from Liverpool in the summer after dropping down the pecking order at Anfield following the arrival of Jose Reina.
The 24-year-old has seized his chance at The Hawthorns and has impressed Robson.
Robson believes they stand a good chance of keeping Kirkland if they manage to stay up this season.
"Obviously we'll have to see how things stand at the end of the season, but we'd certainly like to keep him," said Robson.
"I don't see it as a problem for a goalkeeper to be with a club that's not playing in the Champions League.
"I think outfield players who want to play international football probably do want to be at that level, but for goalkeepers it's different.
"Chris has been very committed to the club since he came here - he's even bought a house in the area and moved his family down which is a terrific sign."