Robbo tips Robinson for England
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom boss Bryan Robson believes Paul Robinson deserves a call-up for England.West Brom boss Bryan Robson believes Paul Robinson deserves a call-up for England.
Robson feels the full back is underrated and that he would do a good job for his country if he was given the call.
Robinson has established himself as a key member of the West Brom side and Robson believes his performances deserve some recognition from Sven Goran Eriksson.
"I didn't know Paul Robinson that well when I came here but since the turn of the year he has been absolutely outstanding," said Robson.
"He has had a lot of outstanding games for me. He is a bit similar to Ashley Cole and he has got the same pace, stamina and high intensity about his game.
"Ashley Cole is probably that little bit better going forward on the ball but Robinson is better defensively.
"He is aggressive. He is terrific on getting his distances right on covering and aerially he is really brave. For someone who is small, he is very aggressive.
"Maybe England should have a look at him. It's not for me to say they should pick him but they should definitely have a look at the lad.
"He definitely wouldn't let anyone down. I wouldn't talk someone up just to build the confidence up of my players and be detrimental to England.
"If he has a nightmare people would question my judgement.
"From what I've seen since January of Paul Robinson, he is a better player than Wayne Bridge.
"I've mentioned Robinson to a couple of the England scouts as one they should have a look at."