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REACTION | Robinson inspired into substitutes performance

3 April 2017

Theo Robinson explained the emotional feeling after his goal and assist...

Theo Robinson’s impact off the bench on Saturday was not only hugely important for Blues, but an emotional one personally for the 28-year-old.

The striker’s impressive cameo in the final 27 minutes inspired Blues to three points as he teed up Nile Ranger for the opening goal before notching the second from six yards with a well-guided, downward header.

And Robinson told SouthendUnited.co.uk how he was inspired to get on the scoresheet following some sad news in his family.

“It was emotional for me on Saturday to be fair,” he said. “My Grandad got told last week that he’s got three months to live.

“I kept that to myself but in the back of my mind I knew that I needed to do well and score for the team.

“It’s one of them things but I’ve got to keep going, and on Saturday that was a great feeling.”

Robinson also praised the fighting spirit the team showed to come through with a man down. 

“We stuck in there and got the goals to get us the points and that’s the main thing,” he added.

“We always know we can come back and keep fighting to get the win.

“Saturday has proven that we’ve done that. Even down to ten men we still got the result.”


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