New loan arrival Jack Robinson says he is not fazed by temporarily swopping life at Liverpool for an npower Championship relegation battle with Wolves.
The 19-year-old left back made a confident debut in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat against Barnsley at Oakwell, little over 24 hours after signing the paperwork to complete an emergency loan move which will see him remain at Molineux until the end of the season.
That result saw Wolves drop into the Championship’s relegation zone with 13 games remaining, but Robinson is relishing being part of the challenge to get Wolves out of trouble and believes they will do it.
“I think we were unlucky against Barnsley,” he says.
“We played well in the first half and if we’d done the same in the second we would have got a better result.
“If we carry on playing like we did in the first half in the rest of the games I am sure we will be fine.
“I was happy with my own performance but it’s not about that – it’s about the result for the team.
“Wolves’ position in the table didn’t put me off coming here at all.
“As soon as I came in the players made me feel welcome and part of the team and that’s been great and a big help.
“I think if I can come in to Wolves and make a contribution to try and help the team push up the table then it will really help me.
“When you get the chance to play for a club like Wolves you have to take that opportunity.
“It is a good challenge for me and while we are not in a good position at the moment if we can continue to play like we did in spells against Barnsley we will get the results we need and we will be fine.”
While the quickfire switch from Anfield came around at fairly short notice for the England-under-21 international, he is already well settled in.
The defender was once the youngest ever player to make a senior appearance for Liverpool, and is hoping a decent spell helping Wolves out of their current troubles will also help his own ambitions when returning to his parent club next season.
“This is a good move for me,” he explains.
“I haven’t been getting many games at Liverpool so to come to a big club like Wolves with great fans and players here is perfect.
“I think the plan was always that I was going to go on loan somewhere and there was a bit of interest before I came to Wolves.
“It all happened quickly and I was told on Monday, signed the forms in the afternoon and drove straight to Barnsley to meet the team on the night.
“The players were great and helped me settle in and then it was thrown straight into the game on Tuesday night.
“I was the youngest player to play for Liverpool although it was taken off me last year by Jerome Sinclair who is a very good player.
“I’ve played in different competitions for Liverpool including the Europa League and it’s been great to have experienced those games.
“The aim is for me to do well at Wolves and help the team and then go back to Liverpool and try and knock on the door there.
“If I’d done well here the manager will have seen it and hopefully I will then get a chance at Liverpool.”
Before that though the matter of helping Wolves avoid relegation, a battle which continues with successive home dates against two of the top three teams – leaders Cardiff on Sunday (2pm) and then third placed Cardiff a week tomorrow (7.45pm).
“I can’t wait to play at Molineux on Sunday,” he says.
“Hopefully I’ll get picked to play and it’s going to be a massive game in front of the home crowd.
“I definitely think we’ve got enough here to stay up.
“There are some good players in the dressing room and the manager has been fantastic with me since I came in.
“I think we will get the results we need to climb the table.”