THEO ROBINSON says he’s excited to be back at Huddersfield Town and determined to help fire them up the Championship standings.
The 24-year-old was disappointed not to take his season’s goal tally into double figures when making his debut on loan from Derby as a second-half substitute in Saturday’s goalless draw against fellow strugglers Ipswich.
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But he believes with regular starts he’ll pack a punch for Mark Robins’ side, who are looking for only a second win in 18 Championship matches against Burnley at Turf Moor tomorrow night (7.45).
“I wanted to go out on loan to get as many games under my belt as I can and get plenty of minutes on the pitch,” said Robinson, whose last start at league level came on December 29.
“I was just sitting on the bench at Derby and not really doing much, rotting away really, so when I knew Huddersfield were interested I was more than excited to come back here.
“I enjoyed it last time and, hopefully, I’ll enjoy it even more this time. I’m confident we can pull away from the bottom. You could see with the way the lads dug in on Saturday for a point that the determination is there, and I thought we were unlucky not to get all three points.”
Robinson has twice been on the losing side to Burnley this season and is hoping to make it third time lucky tomorrow, when he could be handed a start.
“With more starts I would have had a lot more goals than nine this season, but I’m hoping they will come with Town and I can help the team get up the table,” he said.
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“When I got through on Saturday I could have gone down for the penalty, but I managed to stay on my feet to try and shoot. Then, to be fair, the lad got a good toe in to get the ball away.
“On another day those sort of chances will go in and we’ll take the points. One was better than nothing, but I think we did well to counter Ipswich’s tactics and it was just a shame we couldn’t get a goal.”
Robins remains in the market for further loan signings (see Final Whistle inside) and says the failure to take chances was his only real disappointment from Saturday, something he hopes will be remedied tomorrow.
“We had some clear-cut opportunities and didn’t make the most of them,” said Robins.
“It was a little bit laboured and we got drawn into a physical battle rather than one of wits and skill, which we can win, but I can’t fault the lads for their endeavour and their efforts to open Ipswich up. They gave me everything.”