"I’ll trust the LMA manager of 2019 thanks all the same" - Sheffield United fans react to Jack Robinson's signing from Nottingham Forest

Sheffield United have completed their second signing of the January transfer window with defender Jack Robinson joining from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 4:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 5:09 pm

The 26-year-old left-back, who can also play in central defence, has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Blades and follows former England midfielder Jack Rodwell through the door at Bramall Lane this month.

United boss Chris Wilder has described the former Liverpool youngster as having ‘great pedigree’ and says he hasn’t joined the club to ‘make the numbers up’.

"Jack can comfortably play in a couple of roles and we're delighted to add him to the group,” he said. “He's got a fantastic attitude and he's ambitious to earn a place in the team."

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Jack Robinson who has signed for Sheffield Utd from Nottingham Forest is welcomed by manager Chris Wilder. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

But what do Blades fans think of the signing? Here’s a selection of what some United supporters have had to say about Robinson’s arrival on Twitter.

@Champagneblade Love how Wilder just backs himself every time. Rates a player, keeps his eye on him, when the opportunity comes up, signs him.

@S10Blade To all the Forest fans doubting this signing. John Fleck £0, Ends Stevens £0, David McGoldrick £0, Jack O'Connell £300k, Ollie Norwood £1.2m and big bucks John Egan £4m. Wilder coaches and improves players and gets them playing as a team. UTB

@b7_dav Top four here we come

@jwilko84 Low risk signing and better back up for JOC than we previously had. Fee likely to be low given his contract status, so how any one has an issue with this is baffling.

@EricLevans1 De ja vu - Fleck, Stevens, Baldock, Egan, Basham, Mlusset, McGoldrick, McBurnie etc etc. I’ll trust the LMA manager of 2019 thanks all the same…

@bigkitch17 It might just be that Wilder sees something that we don't. I am pretty sure when we started off in League One he made choices with signings that we thought was odd and look at us now. Have faith.

@FatherCheesy If anyone can restore his confidence and get him playing like a Premier League defender it's Chris Wilder. If he can't, no one can.