Robinson hit with five game FA ban
Paddy Davitt King's Lynn chairman Ken Bobbins insisted last night troubled striker Anthony Robinson is on his final warning.Robinson has been hit with a five game FA ban for his third sending off this season during the recent FA Trophy win at Whitby.
King's Lynn chairman Ken Bobbins insisted last night troubled striker Anthony Robinson is on his final warning.
Robinson has been hit with a five game FA ban for his third sending off this season during the recent FA Trophy win at Whitby.
The 29-year-old will be available for the club's Unibond Premier Division game against strugglers Durham on Saturday but begins his fourth suspension of a brief Linnets' career with Ossett's scheduled league visit the following weekend.
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Robinson talked openly about the personal issues in his private life after issuing a public apology following his latest dismissal for violent conduct.
Now Bobbins reiterated the club's top scorer still had a future at The Walks after player/boss Carl Heggs backed his frontman.
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“He has had his final warning so really the ball is now in his court,” said Bobbins. “It's up to him. He can't keep making the same mistakes. We will support him as far as we can and we know he has family issues which he has gone public with, but that is still no excuse for the sort of behaviour he has displayed.
“I feel for him but he has a problem with his aggression - that is clear for everyone to see. He has to curb that anger because it is not helping him or the team.”
Heggs is tracking a second Conference North hitman with Robinson sidelined for a month after baulking over the financial demands of an experienced ex-Football League striker last week. Impressive young defender Bobby Aisien is expected to agree terms on a contract at training tomorrow following his release from Rushden & Diamonds.
“What a player he is going to be for us,” said Heggs. “He has some areas to work on in his game but that is my job and we'll coach him along. I'm really pleased to be signing a player of Bobby's talent. What I want to do is try and nick as many good young players as I can to build a real solid future for this club. I've got five aged under 21 on contract and my aim is to probably nick another three or four if I can between now and the end of the season.
“That gives us that nucleus of nine or so players around the ages of 18 to 21. There's also a young lad in the reserves who is just 17 but scoring a few goals and I'd like to get him tied down. I don't want King's Lynn to have a reputation of wasting money in the future on players.”
Heggs was due to watch Lynn second string's Ridgeons derby against Wisbech at Outwell last night with the visiting line up featuring senior trio Jordan Smith, Liam Murray and Danny Spencer.
“I didn't leave Danny out at the weekend because he had not been playing well,” said Heggs. “We switched Lethanial (Rowe-Turner) to left back because I wanted the best side available. Danny hasn't done anything wrong but it doesn't matter whether its league or cup to me. It's about winning games.”
Lynn will be presented with the Unibond Premier Division team-of-the-month prize for October by league officials prior to the Ossett game on November 14.
“Being greedy you would want it every month,” said Heggs. “I'm glad we've got this now because it shows the squad has settled down and we've bedded into the season. It was a frantic start to the season but now we've calmed everything down. October was a good month for us but I'm sure November and December will be as well. We just need one or two more signings and that will help us go strength to strength.”
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