No Regrets Over Leeds United Move

Wednesday, 7 January 2009, 14:04
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Winger Robinson left Swansea City at the end of his contract just after celebrating with his former team mates their League One title win at Brighton.  He signed on the dotted line for Leeds just days before they lost their play off final to Doncaster at Wembley – a result that sentenced Robbo to another season in League One.

And that season has not gone to plan with Leeds not at the top end of the table as they expected and with Gary McAllister replaced by Simon Grayson in the manager’s chair.

But despite all that – and Swansea established in the top half of the Championship – Robinson insists he has no regrets over his decision and he told the Yorkshire Evening Post “It’s easy for people to point the finger at me and say I took the wrong decision but I don’t think I did

“This season isn’t over by a long shot and I still hope we’ll have a silver lining at the end of it. You can’t have regrets in football, as long as you’ve made your decisions for the right reasons.

“I want to play in the Championship and I gave up that opportunity this season by coming to Leeds, but no-one can come to a club of this size and stature and say it’s the wrong move. I’m happy to live and die by my decisions.

“I’m only six months into my contract here and there’s a lot more to come from me and the club.

“I’m sure I’ll get the chance to play in the Championship with Leeds, and I still believe we’ll be doing that next season. That hasn’t changed.

“This season has gone in fits and starts for me and although I’ve had a little run of form here and there and scored a couple of good goals, I haven’t made the impact I wanted to.

“I actually felt I was in a good patch before I tore my hamstring but even then we were only talking about a few games and a little spell of the season.

“It’s not runs of 10 games I’m looking for, it’s runs of 40 or so like I went on with Swansea when we won the league last season.

“If you’re out of the team then you’ve got to take that on the chin and fight your way back in, and managers are paid to pick their own teams.

“Their jobs depend on results and they’re going to pick the lads who they think will do the best job for them, not the guys with the names or the reputations.

“I said when I came here last summer that the things I’d achieved at Swansea meant nothing because this is a different club and a different period of my career.

“I want to raise my game and play a bigger part in the second half of the season.

“The lads have got their confidence back and it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t play on Saturday,” Robinson said. “We’re all in a good frame of mind again.

“I know people are being negative about our league position but we’re not out of the running for anything yet, as long as we realise we’ve got no time to waste.

“I’m not denying we’ve given ourselves a hell of a challenge, but I’m confident that we’re through the worst and I’m confident that this season will end the way we want it to end.”

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