When news happens text pix and video to 80360. Start your message with BE then leave a space.
AFC Bournemouth: Anton Robinson has no regrets about leaving Dean Court
CHERRIES old boy Anton Robinson says he has “no regrets” about leaving Dean Court – even though his time at Huddersfield has been blighted by injury.
Robinson will have a watching brief when Cherries face the Terriers in tomorrow’s Championship clash at the John Smith’s Stadium (3pm).
The midfielder, who left Cherries for Huddersfield in a £250,000 move two years ago, is currently sidelined due to a long-term knee problem.
He sustained cruciate ligament damage during a loan spell with Gillingham last season, suffering the injury on the day the Kent club celebrated promotion.
It was the latest setback in the 27-year-old’s career since he moved to Yorkshire – with Robinson having missed just four out of 121 games during two-and-a-half years with Cherries.
He was restricted to 12 league starts when Huddersfield went up through the play-offs in 2012 and made just two appearances in the Championship last season before joining Gillingham in January.
Robinson, plucked from non-league by Eddie Howe in January 2009, starred in Cherries’ League Two promotion success after helping the club avoid relegation to the Conference.
A popular figure with Cherries supporters, Robinson told the Daily Echo: “You can never have regrets in football. I won promotion in my first season with Huddersfield and was part of the team that set the record for consecutive games without defeat.
“I went on loan to Gillingham last season and won promotion with them as well. I have achieved things since I left Bournemouth, even if I haven’t played as many games as I would have liked due to a couple of injuries.
“I am delighted to see Bournemouth are doing so well having managed to take the step into the Championship. It is great to see such a lovely club progressing the way they are and I have very fond memories of my time there.”
Signed by Lee Clark shortly after Huddersfield had beaten Cherries in the League One play-off semi-final in May 2011, Robinson dropped down the pecking order under Simon Grayson, who was sacked in January and replaced by Mark Robins.
Robinson added: “I have spoken to the new manager who has said he will give me my chance once I am fit. I should be ready to return to training in a couple of months which would be ahead of schedule. The team is playing really well and I have been impressed.
“The manager has got them working really hard and his fundamentals are work-rate, determination and discipline and those have been reflected in the performances. They are also getting the ball down and playing which is nice to see.
“Eddie and Jason have done fantastically well at Bournemouth and to get them promoted after they were in the relegation zone was a remarkable achievement. I was pleased for them and for the boys. It should be a really good game between two good teams.”
Settled in Halifax with wife Jessica, Robinson became a father for the second time five weeks ago following the birth of his daughter Rhian. The couple’s first daughter Jada, who is two-and-a-half, was born in Bournemouth.
Comments are closed on this article.