Robinson form isn’t going a miss at Anfield

Blackpool's Jack Robinson
Blackpool's Jack Robinson
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Jack Robinson is loving life at Bloomfield Road and his form isn’t going unnoticed at Anfield.

The Liverpool loan man was man of the match in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Bolton and has been one of the Seasiders’ most consistent players so far this season.

It’s his first full year of senior football after coming through the ranks with the Premier League giants.

And they are keeping a close eye on the 19-year-old left-back’s progress.

Robinson revealed: “I haven’t heard from (Liverpool boss) Brendan Rodgers but they have told me they have someone watching every game I play, so that’s good.

“I’m sure they are reporting back to the Liverpool manager.

“Playing games at this level every week is something I haven’t done before, so for the manager here at Blackpool to put me straight in the team is great. I can only thank him for that.”

Robinson came up against lively winger Liam Feeney on Tuesday night, which resulted in the Bolton man being substituted after getting little joy all evening.

The point left Pool sixth in the Championship and Robinson added: “In the first half, he (Feeney) got the better of me a few times, but I got to grips with him and I was happy with my performance.

“It was a tough game. We found it hard to create too many chances.

“In the second half I thought we did better but the chances didn’t come. I think we did all right.”

Blackpool’s success has been built on a solid defence, conceding only nine goals in their opening 10 games.

Robinson added: “If we can keep clean sheets, you never know what can happen at the other end.

“As a defender, I just want to keep it tight at the back and build from there.

“Gilo (Matt Gilks) always seems to bail us out if we do let strikers through.

“He gives everything for the team and always seems to come up with the goods.”

In his nine appearances, Robinson has never been far from the thick of the action.

Besides giving away a penalty against Leicester, he was sent off in the win at Bournemouth.

“That was a bit of a bad week,” Robinson joked.“But you really learn from those moments.

“Thank God they’ve happened early on in the season, rather than near the end when they might be more crucial. I just have to take the lessons on board from these things.

“Sometimes the U21 leagues aren’t tough. The Championship is the sort of level I want to be playing at, so to get games has been brilliant.”