Stage is set to make a statement, says Blackburn Rovers keeper Robinson

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GOALKEEPER Paul Robinson believes tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay at Manchester City gives Blackburn Rovers the perfect stage to show the nation what a good team they are becoming.

Robinson concedes Rovers will be ‘massive underdogs’ for the televised tie with a free-scoring City side who are on a 10-match winning run at the Etihad Stadium stretching back to mid-October.

But the fit-again former England number one is viewing the match as an opportunity to display the progress the club has made under manager Gary Bowyer.

“You see the way they’re playing at home and the amount of goals they’ve scored so we’ll be going into the game as massive, massive underdogs,” said Robinson, who made his return in the initial 1-1 draw with City at Ewood Park after 13 months on the sidelines.

“But as we showed last time we’ve got absolutely nothing to lose.

“Nobody is giving us a chance so we’ve got to go there and show people what we can do. It’s going to be tough but we’ve got a stage where we can show our talents and show what a good team we are.”

Robinson retained his place in the Rovers goal for Saturday’s 1-0 Championship win over Doncaster and believes it was a vital three points as Bowyer’s side continued to push towards the play-off places.

He said: “The manager said it was the most important game of the season, coming off the back of the Leeds win and the game against Manchester City.

“If you look at the table at the end of the season and you miss out on the play-offs by one or two points or on goal difference, it is days like Saturday when you potentially draw games instead of winning games that could change your fortunes.”

The 34-year-old added: “Now we can go to Manchester City and enjoy ourselves and express ourselves.”

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2:28pm Wed 15 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Judging by what "Robbo" is coming out with, sniffing glue is clearly part of the training programme at Brockhall.
Judging by what "Robbo" is coming out with, sniffing glue is clearly part of the training programme at Brockhall. You're not mugging me off that easily

2:58pm Wed 15 Jan 14

McClaret says...

Have to agree - Sounds like the painkillers are taking their full effect
Have to agree - Sounds like the painkillers are taking their full effect McClaret

3:14pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Mill Hill Mob says...

McClaret wrote:
Have to agree - Sounds like the painkillers are taking their full effect
You're quoting on the wrong articles again guys....odd that you keep making that mistake but I suppose that's expected when you have severe learning difficulties.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Have to agree - Sounds like the painkillers are taking their full effect[/p][/quote]You're quoting on the wrong articles again guys....odd that you keep making that mistake but I suppose that's expected when you have severe learning difficulties. Mill Hill Mob

3:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

we.love.u.venkys. says...

Stage is set for an epic whupping.

Strap yourselves in no-dads, City could run up a cricket score tonight.
Stage is set for an epic whupping. Strap yourselves in no-dads, City could run up a cricket score tonight. we.love.u.venkys.

5:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

forever blue and white says...

3 out of 4 comments from the inbreds. Unbelievably sad!
3 out of 4 comments from the inbreds. Unbelievably sad! forever blue and white

5:43pm Wed 15 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

all you negative warts especially those with **** for brains down the road are going to be very surprised after the final whistle,,COYB
all you negative warts especially those with **** for brains down the road are going to be very surprised after the final whistle,,COYB noddy57

5:57pm Wed 15 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Lets wait and see.
Lets wait and see. owd nick

7:08pm Wed 15 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

all you negative warts especially those with **** for brains down the road are going to be very surprised after the final whistle,,COYB
all you negative warts especially those with **** for brains down the road are going to be very surprised after the final whistle,,COYB noddy57

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