I wish I was still playing - Robins

Last updated : 17 October 2008 By Bigrich.....
The former Millers marksman, who led the club to promotion back into the second tier in 2001, admitted: "I wish I was still playing."

Speaking to the Advertiser, Robbo said: "It's a great time to be involved with Rotherham United and I would love to still be playing.

"The games are coming thick and fast and, as a player, that's what you want.

"It's a busy period but a great period and every match has something hanging on it. I'm loving the job and everything that's going on is exciting for the future. The chairman has great plans and we've had decent numbers through the gate at Don Valley.

"We've got a busy run of matches coming up but it's how you approach it. We've a sizeable squad and players need to be up for the challenge and ready to come in. With the schedule we're facing, it is inevitable there will be one or two knocks.

"It's a problem, but it's a nice problem and the fact we're playing so many games is a sign we're being successful. We've got plenty to think about but a lot of teams would love to be in our position."

Robins' young side could move above Grimsby Town with three points tomorrow if the Mariners fail to win at Exeter, ahead of a tough trip to former manager Alan Knill's Bury on Tuesday night. "We could pull to within two points of Barnet this weekend so there's plenty to play for," said Robins, whose side are unbeaten at Don Valley.

"Bury are near the top and playing well and that match will give us a chance to see where we are and make up for last season, when we lost 3-0 there. We know all about Alan Knill and he's got them playing well."

Robbo is also looking forward to the visit of Leicester City in the JPT during the busy period of fixtures: "They're one of my old clubs and they've got big support and tradition. As in the previous cup ties, we're not doing it the easy way but we like playing these types of sides" he added.
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