• Posted on: 14 January 2014
  • By: isport

The manager of Blackburn Rovers, Gary Bowyer, has lauded his shot stopper Paul Robinson for his brilliant comeback.

Robinson featured for the Rovers after more than a year in the FA Cup match against Manchester City last Saturday and surprised a few people by putting up a top class performance straightaway.

Normally, when a player comes back to the scene after remaining out for this long, he takes a bit of time to hit top form, but, not Robinson. He was at the top of his game against City and saved at least two certain goals to help his team achieve one point.

It was a fantastic result for Blackburn. To stop a side like City on a draw and that too on their home ground, it’s something that they can be very proud of.

Bowyer had actually taken a risk by including Robinson in the starting XI against City which is a high quality side. But, the 34 years old English goalie repaid his manager’s faith in some style.

Robinson has been at Ewood Park since the last 5 years and he has already played more than 150 league matches for the Rovers.

Praising the veteran goalkeeper in the press conference after the match against City, Bowyer said, “Paul was playing after a long gap and the way he played, it was really amazing. He deserves a lot of plaudits for that.”

As far as Blackburn’s performance in the ongoing Championship is concerned, it hasn’t been too bad. They have won 9 out of their 24 games so far and have lost only 8. They are one of the top 10 teams in the table at the moment.

Blackburn Rovers will play their next match in front of their home crowd against Doncaster Rovers.