Ex-Newcastle striker Robinson quits Roofing

ON HIS WAY ... Paul Robinson.
ON HIS WAY ... Paul Robinson.

JARROW Roofing have parted company with former Newcastle United striker Paul Robinson.

The striker, who only rejoined the club a few weeks ago, has quit after a bust-up with manager Richie McLoughlin after last weekend’s game against Whitley Bay.

Robinson was hauled off after just 20 minutes, and was so unhappy with the decision that he has decided to find a new club.

McLoughlin said: “We were getting overrun after 20 minutes and Robbo was not at his best, and you need 11 men on the ball against a team like Whitley, so I took him off and put Dan Carson on.

“We looked better and got back into the game.

“There’s no hard feelings, but I felt it had to be done. Robbo got upset and we couldn’t turn it around after a half-time chat when we couldn’t agree why I took him off.

“I wish him good luck from me and the club because he was a good mate of mine, but the team comes above us all.

“I won’t be looking for another striker. I’m happy with the squad now as Dave Carson and Chris Hepple can play there, and we have Michael Chapman back in midfield and Andrew Grant-Soulsby, the former Birtley captain, in at the back, so we’re quite strong all round and players are starting to gel.”

Roofing bounced back from their Vase defeat by beating Stokesley 3-0 in midweek to go fifth in the Northern League Division Two table, and will look to follow that up with another three points when they host Tow Law Town tomorrow.

McLoughlin added: “We were really up for it against Stokesley.

“We did a good job because I thought after Saturday’s game they may have been on a bit of a downer, but their heads were on the match.”