Midfielder set to feature for U21s today
Anton Robinson is set to complete his comeback from an anterior cruciate ligament injury when he lines up for Town’s Under-21 side in today’s Professional Development League 2 game at Barnsley, 1pm kick-off.
The 27 year-old suffered the knee injury whilst on loan at League 2 Gillingham in April, but after completing his rehabilitation under Town’s medical team he has been back in First Team training for three weeks and is set for his first competitive run-out at Barnsley’s training ground.
“It’s been a long time – eight months since I picked up the injury – so I’m really looking forward to today,” Anton told htafc.com.
“The medical team have really kept my physical fitness up throughout my rehab so I feel really strong; I haven’t looked out of place since returning to training with the players. I feel fit, so now I’m looking forward to playing games and getting minutes under my belt.”
With his current contract up at the end of the 2013/14 season, Anton admitted that it’s an important time for him to showcase what he can do in match action.
“The Manager hasn’t seen much of me because of the injury, so this is an important four months for me.
“The players were unbelievable this weekend and you want to be part of a winning team, so I’m looking to impress on the training ground first and foremost. We have some great players and that spurs you on to try harder and play well, so hopefully I can force my way into the team. Another loan is also a possibility.”
New loan signing Harry Bunn is also set for his Town debut in today’s Under-21 game; we’ll bring you a match report and comments from Senior Professional Development Coach Steve Eyre after the full-time whistle.
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