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Clarets Secure Robinson Signature

26 January 2016

Burnley Football Club have today completed the signing of experienced goalkeeper Paul Robinson on a deal until the end of the season.

The former England international has been a free agent since leaving Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

Robinson earned 41 caps for his country and is vastly experienced, having made 372 top-flight appearances and keeping 86 clean sheets for Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur.

The 36-year-old will provide competition for Tom Heaton and Matt Gilks, who is currently out for several weeks with an elbow injury.

And after a chat with Sean Dyche, Robinson felt the opportunity was too good to turn down.

“I spoke to the manager and he’s obviously got an injury to one of his goalkeepers, so this was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“I’ve been fit and training for the last couple of months, so it’s just nice to join a fantastic football club.

“The manager goes about his business here very well and having spent some time with him this afternoon I can’t speak highly enough, so I’m looking forward to working with him.

“I have played a lot of Premier League and Championship games and hopefully that experience can help people in and around the club.

“I’m just looking forward to getting training and using that experience. There are three very good goalkeepers here now and it would be nice to get some game time under my belt and be ready if called upon.”

Young goalkeeper Danijel Nizic has been called upon in recent weeks in the absence of Gilks, and boss Sean Dyche is delighted to add further depth to his goalkeeping pool.

Dyche said: “Obviously with the injury to Matt, we were looking and we knew Paul was available.

“We know he has looked after himself and basically his depth of knowledge as a goalkeeper and the quality he has shown throughout his career, speaks for itself.

“He has played at some terrific clubs and has something like 40 England caps, so we felt it was appropriate to bring a player of his quality and stature into the football club.

“He really wants to push and get sharper and wants to be a part of what we do here, so we are looking forward to seeing how he goes.”

Watch Paul Robinson’s first interview as a Claret on Clarets Player HDHERE

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