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Robinson vows to win England spot

Paul Robinson
Robinson is desperate to put last season's disappointments behind him

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson is determined to use his move from Tottenham to Blackburn as a springboard to winning back his England place.

Robinson, 28, lost his place in Spurs' starting line-up and was also replaced as England's number one last season.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I want to get back in the England team and play well on a consistent level.

"I've got 42 caps. I have got plenty of time to add to that and I intend to. If things go well here it will be great."

Robinson has admitted that after a disappointing season with Spurs last year, moving on was in his best interests.

"I was ready for a new club, a change of scenery, a new challenge and it's helped me find a lot of fire and ambition that maybe drained out of me a little bit towards the end of last season," he said.

"Come the end of last season you get the vibes at a club and you know you're wanted or not and over the summer I was seeking other employment."

Robinson has signed a five-year contract with Blackburn and fully intends to see it through.

"I want to get settled and settle my family. This is a well established club and I want to climb up the table with it.

"Brad (Friedel) was an excellent goalkeeper and did an excellent job for this club.

But I'm not coming here as Brad Friedel's replacement. I'm coming here as Paul Robinson and I'm here to show the Blackburn fans and the Blackburn people what I can do. "


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