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ROBINSON: IT'S BEEN THE PERFECT START

17 February 2019

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Theo Robinson has a 100% record with Swindon since joining on-loan from Southend United on deadline day just over a fortnight ago.

Robinson has started two games, Town’s last two against MK Dons and Forest Green Rovers – in the latter of the two, the striker scored his first goal in Swindon red in front of the Town End knocking the wind out of Forest Green’s sails.

Robinson said his start to life at SN1 has been ideal:

“It’s been a perfect start for me really – we had three points on Tuesday and then it was great to top it off with a goal.

“I said when I came here that I wanted to help the club win games and help the team so it’s been like that so far.

“The goal came right before half-time so it took the wind out of their sails a little bit but it was, overall, a good team performance – everyone worked really hard and chipped. We needed to win the game and we did.”

On his goal, Robinson was eager to see it hit the back of the net:

“Keshi toe-poked the ball to me and I had the defender one-on-one. He tried to shut the angle down so I changed the angle, chopped him and put it towards the corner. The keeper looked like he got a hand on it and I thought ‘this better go in’.”

Robinson received a standing ovation as he was substituted late on in the second period as his name was chanted by the Town faithful:

“The fans have really welcomed me – you could hear when I got taken off they were all singing my name. It’s great when the fans back you. You want to get to a club and try your best from the start and get everyone rallying around the team.

“Everyone says fans are like the 12th man and it doesn’t get better than when you’re together. Players always give 100% but when you hear the fans, it really helps the team and the individual.

“Hopefully, that will continue long in the future.”

Looking forward, the 30-year-old says he and the team have to look to the next game and not too far ahead as they look to build momentum.

“We’re coming towards the business end of the season but you do need to just take each game as it comes but there are plenty of games left. We would have loved to have played this weekend and keep the momentum going but we’ll start again tomorrow and work hard again.”

 


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