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Cup is special for Paul

14 November 2016

Experienced defender interviewed ahead of Bury tomorrow night

The FA Cup is particularly special for Paul Robinson as he scored his first professional goal in the competition and the defender would love to experience another career highlight with AFC Wimbledon.

As a youngster making his way in the game, Robinson scored in the FA Cup against Cambridge United and he was part of the Millwall squad that went all the way to the Millennium Stadium in 2004, though he missed out on the final versus Man United due to injury.

“I have bitter, sweet memories of the competition,” said Robinson. “When I broke into the first-team at Millwall, my first real run of games included scoring my first professional goal against Cambridge. We then played against Premier League Southampton in the next round. We got a bit of press exposure for that and I played against James Beattie, who had just become an England international.

“I was also part of the squad that went all the way to the final against Man United. I injured the cruciate in my knee earlier in the season, but just to be a part of the whole FA Cup journey was amazing.

“Now I am concentrating on tomorrow night. We want to get through to the second round of the competition and a draw against a team lower down in the ladder. That would be a classic FA Cup tie to look forward to. The first game against Bury we got a good result, but in the second game we did not play particularly well in the first-half and they came out at us. Tomorrow night it is back here at home and we will be looking to get at them.”

  .Dons PlayerClick on the link above to watch Paul Robinson and Neil Cox talking about their favourite FA Cup memories. More extensive interviews with Paul and Neil are on 


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