TOWN manager Lee Clark has jumped to the defence of Theo Robinson and believes the striker showed “unbelievable courage” to take the penalty in the 6-0 win against Wycombe last week.
Substitute Robinson missed some chances before finally notching from the spot – his first goal since September but his ninth of the season.
Clark said: “I saw a report last week which said it was Theo’s first goal in seven games, which is totally unfair because he’s been playing only cameo roles.
“The amount of time he’s played in those seven games probably doesn’t add up to 90 minutes, so if you put it in the context of minutes played, he hadn’t scored for one game.
“He missed one or two chances in the game against Wycombe, but all strikers do.
“What he did show, for me, was unbelievable courage to take the penalty, because he could have been shying away from it, and he could easily have stopped getting in goalscoring positions but he didn’t .
“Theo was a proper striker, he showed a proper striker’s instinct and credit to him for continuing to get in those goalscoring positions. We were all delighted for him when he got the penalty.”