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Bolton wrap up Robinson loan deal

Paul Robinson
Robinson made 35 appearances for West Brom last season

Bolton have signed defender Paul Robinson from West Brom on a season-long loan deal, bringing to an end their long pursuit of the player.

The two clubs had been at odds over the fee for the 30-year-old with West Brom demanding double Bolton's £500,000 bid.

The clubs have reached a compromise via an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer.

Robinson previously worked under Bolton manager Gary Megson during the latter's time in charge at the Hawthorns.

Robinson had been with West Brom since 2003 and signed a new two-year deal with the club 12 months ago but the Baggies' relegation from the Premier League last season prompted him to seek a return to top-flight football.


Megson said: "I am delighted that we've managed to get Paul in. He's got a great deal of Premier League experience and is the type of player Wanderers supporters will like.

"He has a wholehearted approach to the game, is desperate to win and will be good in the dressing room.

"I signed Robbo for West Brom from Watford a good few years ago and I know him really well. He'll bring some competition down the left."

Robinson will link up with his new team-mates in Austria on Sunday.

He is Megson's second signing of the summer after Sean Davis completed his free transfer from Portsmouth on 1 July.

More arrivals are expected as the Bolton boss looks to strengthen a squad which was the smallest in the Premier League last season.

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