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Robinson: Andrew Mark (Andy)

2008-2010 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

Right Midfield

Born: Birkenhead: 03-11-1979

Debut v Scunthorpe United: 09-08-2008

5’8” 11st 4lb (2008)

Robinson began his football career as an Everton Junior but it was while playing for non-league Merseyside team Cammell Laird that he impressed Tranmere Rovers and he was recruited by them on 1st December 2002. Rovers overlooked his potential however and soon released him, having only made one appearance for the first team, and that being as a sixty-seventh minute substitute for Shane Nicholson in a 0-2 defeat at Bury in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie on 10th December 2002. However, he had shown his potential by scoring frequently for the Reserves and this was what first attracted Brian Flynn. Tranmere allowed Swansea City to snap him up in August 2003, initially on a three month trial and then on a permanent basis. He made his debut for the Swans in a in a 4-3 at Cheltenham Town on 16th August 2003 and quickly netted his first goal in a 3-0 win over Boston United just six days later. He was voted player of the year in the 2003-04 season as Swansea reached the Fourth Round of the F.A. Cup. He made a significant contribution in Swansea's promotion from Division Two in 2004-05. He possessed a terrific work-rate and a never say die attitude although conversely his temper could be a detriment. He missed more than a handful of games in his time at Swansea City, including the first five games of the 2005-06 season, because of this, but appeared to have controlled himself with maturity and managed to stay free of red cards since that time. Again he was a major contributor in the Swans reaching the Division One play-offs and winning the Football League Trophy (Johnstone's Paint Trophy), scoring his eighteenth goal of the season in the play-off against Barnsley on 27th May 2006, to give them a 2-1 lead in the fortieth minute, but after a 2-2 draw they were beaten 4-3 on penalties. After being a leading light in Swansea’s promotion to the CCCL in 2007-08 he failed to agree terms with Swansea, and Leeds, being aware of the situation, stepped in and took him on a Bosman on 21st May 2008. In his career with the Swans, Robinson scored forty-four goals in one hundred and sixty-two starts and thirty-three more games from the bench in the League. He also scored five goals in fourteen starts and three games from the bench in the F.A, Cup, and five in eleven starts in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy but none in two starts and one game from the bench in the League Cup. another eleven goals from thirty starts and four substitute appearances in Cup and other games. He had not been available for Leeds' Play-off Final against Doncaster Rovers as his contract with Swansea did not cease until 30th June 2008. Leeds lost that game and Robinson missed out on his CCCL dream for the following season. He scored his first goal for Leeds against Chester City in only his second game for Leeds. He ran into injury problems in his first season at Elland Road as well as weight problems which hindered his progress. He came on as a late substitute in the away leg and was a first half substitute in the home leg of the play-off semi final loss against Millwall. During the 2009-10 season Robinson initially found himself on the bench and mainly coming on in the second half to try and influence a game. He then found it difficult to even make the bench as his fitness and weight problems increased. It did not help when Max Gradel and Hogan Ephraim arrived on loan and put him even further down the pecking order behind Robert Snodgrass, Jonathan Howson and Bradley Johnson. It was rumoured that Tranmere Rovers were interested in signing him and on 25th March 2010 he was loaned to them for the rest of the season and he was instrumental in helping them avoid relegation. He scored one goal in five League games, two of which were from the bench. On 14th May 2010 he was placed on the open to transfer by Leeds. There were no takers and Robinson's 2010-11 season was non-existent from a first-team playing point of view and in fact his final game had been a sixty-seventh minute substitute in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie on 10th November 2009. It was agreed by mutual consent that his contract would be terminated on 1st December 2010. He joined Tranmere Rovers for the third time in his career on 27th January 2011 on an eighteen month contract and on 15th May 2012 he signed a contract for a further season. He won the League One Player of the month award for August 2012 and Tranmere were flying high at the top of League One until Robinson got injured for a fortnight. On 13th June 2013 he signed a further one year contract, but on 17th April 2014 he was released by Tranmere and his contract was terminated by mutual consent. In this three year spell at Prenton Park he had scored seventeen goals in sixty-three starts and seventeen games from the bench in the League, had Scored once in four starts in the League Cup, made four starts in the F.A. Cup and had come off the bench once in the Football League Trophy without scoring. He had a trial with Shrewsbury Town which resulted in his signing a one year contract on 17th July 2014. He made his League debut for his new club as a sixty-seventh minute substitute in a 4-0 home win over Accrington Stanley on 19th August 2014. A week later he played the final five minutes of a surprise 1-0 away victory over Leicester City of the EPL in the League Cup and four days later there were four minutes in a 2-0 home win over Luton Town in a League two win on 30th April 2014, but unfortunatelt he picked up a serious knee injury. In December 2014 the club gave him time off to consider his future.

League 20/182
F.A. Cup 21
League Cup 3/12
Johnstone's Paint Trophy 3/12
Play-Off Finals 0/20