'Sheffield United? There's no place I'd rather be'

Jack Robinson has described Sheffield United as the “perfect” place to realise his ambition of becoming an established Premier League player after becoming Chris Wilder’s second signing of the transfer window.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 10:53 pm

The former Nottingham Forest defender left the City Ground earlier this week, after agreeing a two-and-a-half year contract at Bramall Lane.

As he prepares to make his debut for United during today’s visit to Millwall in the FA Cup, Robinson admitted to following their progress ever since a proposed move to South Yorkshire failed to materialise two years ago. The system, the lads in the squad, the way they play,” Robinson said, “Everything is suited to what I wanted.

“Over the last three years, with United really being on the rise, I wanted to be here as the next stepping stone in my career. When talks came around the first time, that’s been on my mind ever since.”

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Robinson, aged 26, started his career with Liverpool before joining Forest from Queens Park Rangers in 2018. Wilder, the United manager, admitted to making an enquiry about the player’s availability then when Robinson’s arrival was confirmed ahead of Tuesday’s game against Manchester City.

“I had a really good time at Forest, and that gave me the experience to take the step back into the Premier League,” Robinson continued. “When the opportunity arose to do that here, it was perfect for me. I’ve faced United a few times in the past and they’ve been tough every single time,” Robinson added.

John Lundstram and Jack Robinson know each other well: James Wilson/Sportimage
John Lundstram and Jack Robinson know each other well: James Wilson/Sportimage
Jack Robinson speaks to The Star's James Shield ahead of Sheffield United's FA Cup tie at The Den
Former Liverpool, QPR and Nottingham Forest defender Jack Robinson is expected to make his Sheffield United debut at Millwall: Simon Bellis/Sportimage