Paul Robinson has described his decision to join Leeds United on loan as a “no-brainer”.

The left-back said that Neil Warnock played no small part in his decision, describing him as one of the games biggest characters.

He went on to add that he wanted to help and encourage the players at Elland Road to get results, saying that he believed the play-offs were a firm possibility and that if Leeds United could make it that far, the run of form it’d take to get them there would make them favourites.

A regular in Bolton Wanderers side before Christmas, Robinson said that he’s fit and raring to go but that he can have no complaints when the team are playing well and keeping clean sheets.

  • Tyler75

    Welcome to Leeds Paul.
     Do potential signingsnow  have to attend a crash course in Warnock-isms before they sign ? Definitely got the new party line sorted. Interesting to see if he plays on Sunday and if so where. Can’t see him displacing Danny Pugh at left-back or Lees or O’Dea after NW has been praising them – maybe at right-back instead of Connolly or Pugh switching to right-back and Robinson in at left-back ?  
     

    • Irving08

       @Tyler75
       If you were a right winger who would you prefer facing  you – Pugh or Robinson ?

      • TimPM

        I’d agree with Irving. Pugh’s a good player and he plays in all manner of positions competently, but Robinson is a left-back specialist.
         
        Warnock was praising Connolly in the same breath as Lees & O’Dea so I couldn’t see Robinson switching flanks to replace him.

      • Bubionwhite

        Hard question that Irving08 eh …for me it certainly wouldn’t be Paul Robinson. Not sure I’d manage to accomodate Danny Pugh anyhere else other than the bench.

  • number1inyorkshire

    IT seemed to take a long while this no brainer !!!! i suspect he was trying to agree severance for next season however a solid pro who will do a job for us

  • mattbb1

    i have to wonder where he’d fit in, and at 33 if he is really much of an option compared to bruce or o’brien. we have good cover at left back already. Id probably have liked to see a centre half recruited or a holding midfielder. But then again we take what we can get in the emergency loan window.

    • TimPM

       @mattbb1 The difference is, Bruce & O’Brien don’t play at left-back. We’ve a youngster with very little previous experience who might reject our contract offer and leave at the end of this season, and Danny Pugh who I’ve always known as more of a winger. They’ve both done good jobs at left-back, but surely if you get an absolute veteran of the Premieship you go for him?

      • TSS

         @TimPM  @mattbb1 Always considered Pugh to best deployed in CM personally.