Defender on his first competitive Dons goal
There was joy for Paul Robinson at Cambridge once again yesterday, but this time he is determined to ensure that it’s no flash in the pan.
Robinson struck his first competitive Dons goal in a 4-1 win at the Abbey Stadium, 11 months since he scored for Portsmouth in a 6-2 victory at the same venue.
Full interviews with Robinson, Jon Meades and Neal Ardley are all now on Dons Player.
Speaking during that interview, Robinson said he hopes it will lead to more goals from himself and a charge up the table for his club.
“It was nice to get that first official goal for the club and it’s been a long time coming,” said Robinson. “I feel that I have been a threat from set-pieces this season, but I have not capitalised and it’s been a bit frustrating. Ironically, my last goal was here last season. Hopefully, it will be like waiting for a bus and I can get a couple more in quick succession.
“It is about building on this kind of result now. It is a massive result for us because it caps off a successful Christmas period. It was a key win considering they had won five out of six coming into this game and it was pleasing to put them to the sword. It is a big statement from us and we have to make sure we build on this win and that it’s not a flash in the pan.”
Robinson added that defeat at home to Stevenage on December 12 had been a big turning point for the squad.
“I think the manager has been a big part of it,” Robinson said. “We all knew that Stevenage was not good enough and we had a meeting of players and staff to iron out a few home truths. I think we have seen a big change in mentality and performances since half-time at Newport. The results have followed.
“We realised what was important and I think we had slipped off that a bit. Sometimes you need to take stock at certain parts of the season and need to be reminded to get yourselves back on it. We felt that we had not produced the performances our fans deserved, but we have responded tremendously since.”
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