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Robinson Deal Done

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17:40 18th February 2013

Defender joins on loan

 

Wolves have completed the deal for Liverpool’s Jack Robinson which will see the defender join on emergency loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old will meet up with the squad at the team hotel tonight ahead of a light training session in the morning and the game at Barnsley for which he will be available for selection.

Wolves boss Dean Saunders confirmed a deal was close at his pre-match press conference this afternoon, and is delighted to have brought the highly-rated youngster to Molineux.

“Jack has played a few times this season for Liverpool  -  he's a good young player and they've seen a lot of him,” said Saunders.

“Stephen Ward didn't train today because he was ill, so we are vulnerable in the full-back positions and I couldnt take any more risks.

“It’s competition for places and means Wardy is on his toes and looking over his shoulder but he (Ward) can also play in front of the left back as well.

“We’ve only really got Wardy, Sako and Stephen Hunt who can play down that left hand side at the moment.

“Jack is left-footed and he can play anywhere down the left side and he gives us competition for places.

“I spoke to Brendan Rodgers, I spoke to Steve Cooper who was his coach in the u16s and 17s, and I've spoken to nearly all the coaches that he's played for and all of them have been very positive about him.

“He's got really good quality on the ball, he's aggressive, and he's a winner .

“Sometimes a young lad and a fresh face comes in and lifts the place, and I think Jack is strong enough to be able to deal with the pressure.”

Robinson is the second youngest ever to play senior football for Liverpool, having made his debut as a substitute against Hull at the age of 16 years and 250 days on the final day of the 2009/10 season.

At the time he was the youngest to turn out for Liverpool, before the record was surpassed by Jerome Sinclair last September.

In total Robinson has made 11 senior appearances for Liverpool, including the Europa League, and most recently in the FA Cup tie at Oldham last month.

The defender, who was born in Warrington and joined Liverpool as a trainee, has come through the England ranks appearing for the Under-16s, 17s and 19s, and also has two caps for the Under-21s.

 

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