Robinson Rumour

Last updated : 07 March 2002 By Andy Beill
He played in yesterday's Reserve game, setting up the first goal for Rodney Rowe.

However, Billy Russell says that he was only playing on trial and no deal has been agreed.
"The lad played purely as a triallist yesterday but that's as far as it goes. He showed some nice touches but it's too early to say whether we'll have another look at him. There are no plans to sign him at this stage."

Robinson was a Darlington trainee, making 35 appearances for the first team. Newcastle paid a quarter of a million pounds for him in 1998, but made few starts at St. James' Park before moving down to Wimbledon in 2000 for over £1million.

He has failed to establish himself with the Dons, making only 6 appearances in nearly two years there, and has been loaned out to Burnley and Dundee United.