Robinson eyes Rovers comeback

Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson is looking forward to returning to training and being fit for the start of the new season.

Last Updated: 23/05/13 at 18:21 Post Comment

The former England stopper was thought to be out until October after developing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung) following a back operation in March.

However the 33-year-old - who has not played for Blackburn since December, having fallen out of favour while Henning Berg was in charge - hopes to be back by the start of the 2013/14 campaign.

He told Sky Sports News: "I'm still on the warfarin (medication) at the moment.

"Luckily I went to see a chest expert yesterday and she X-rayed my chest again and my chest looks clear. I've been given the go-ahead to start physical training again, which is really positive for me because I can start my fitness training.

"But because of the warfarin, I can't put the gloves on again.

"First of all, they diagnosed until October but hopefully it will be moved forwards now because everything's moving.

"It's looking like I'm going to be fit for the start of the season. I can put the gloves on at the end of July now."

He added: "Hopefully by July I can start training again and from then on, it (warfarin) only takes 48 hours to get out of the system and you're good to go I think."

Rovers future

Regarding his future at Blackburn, he said: "My contract was extended at the beginning of last season. There was an option to do that and at the moment, I've got two years left at Blackburn.

"I'm not sure where that's going to lead me because there have been other options. I'll just have to wait and see when I get back fit again."

When asked if he would be happy to stay at managerless Rovers, Robinson replied: "At the moment, yes.

"I don't know what is going on. With previous managers, we've had different conversations. Until there's an actual manager in place to have a conversation with about my own personal future, I'm just concentrating on getting myself fit and getting myself back."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company