Jack Robinson (footballer, born 1993)
Robinson playing for Liverpool in 2011
|Full name||Jack Robinson|
|Date of birth||1 September 1993|
|Place of birth||Warrington, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Queens Park Rangers|
|2013||→ Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)||11||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Blackpool (loan)||34||(0)|
|2014–||Queens Park Rangers||1||(0)|
|2014–2015||→ Huddersfield Town (loan)||30||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:07, 11 April 2016 (UTC).
Robinson is the second-youngest ever player to have played for Liverpool, having made his senior début at the age of 16 years and 250 days. He has also been capped by England at under-21 level.
Robinson was born in Warrington, Cheshire. Having progressed through Liverpool's academy system, he made his senior début on 9 May 2010 as a late substitute at Hull City in Rafa Benitez's final game in charge. His appearance made him the youngest player at the time to have played in a first team match for the club, aged 16 years 250 days beating Max Thompson's 36-year-old record; his record was subsequently broken in 2012 by Jerome Sinclair.
Robinson was registered as a u-21 player for the 2010–11 season. His first appearance of the season came in April 2011 in a 1–1 draw at Arsenal as a replacement for the injured Fabio Aurelio; his performance against Theo Walcott in this game earned him a place in the BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks's team of the week. One week later, on 23 April 2011, he started his first ever game for the Reds in a 5–0 victory against Birmingham.
With the signing of left-back José Enrique in summer 2011, Robinson's chances of first team action became even more restricted. He made only two appearances during the 2011–12 season, both in League Cup ties: a 3–1 away win at Exeter on 24 August 2011, and a 2–1 win at Brighton on 21 September 2011. In October 2011, he signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, but his season was ruined by injury as firstly he underwent surgery on a foot problem, then suffered a groin injury.
Having regained his fitness, Robinson was selected by England for the 2012 Under-19 European Championships in Estonia. He played in all four of England's matches during the tournament as they exited at the semi-final stage.
With the departure of Fábio Aurélio in summer 2012 and the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as manager, Robinson was promoted to second choice left-back. On 23 August 2012, he made his first European appearance for Liverpool as he started their 1–0 Europa League win at Hearts. He also started in the next Europa League game against Udinese, as well as featuring in all four of the club's matches in the domestic cup competitions during the season.
With opportunities at Anfield limited, so as to gain first team experience, Robinson was loaned out to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 2013 for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. He went straight into the Wolves starting line-up in place of the experienced Stephen Ward and soon established himself as a key player in their ultimately unsuccessful battle against relegation.
On 1 August 2013, he joined Championship side Blackpool on a season-long youth loan. He made his debut for the club two days later against Doncaster Rovers, coming on as a 65th-minute substitute for Bob Harris in a 1–3 win. He made his full debut in Blackpool's West Lancashire derby League Cup first round opener against Preston North End, he completed the 90 minutes in a 1–0 defeat. Robinson started and finished all four of Blackpool's next four fixtures against Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Reading and Watford, picking up a yellow card in the latter.
In Robinson's next start for Blackpool, against AFC Bournemouth on 14 September 2013, he was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 59th-minute with the score at 1–2, in which it finished in favour of Blackpool. After missing Blackpool's next match away at Millwall on 17 September 2013 through suspension, he was put straight back into the starting line-up for the clubs 2–2 draw at home to Leicester City on 21 September 2013. He then went on to start all of Blackpool's next three league fixtures, picking up a yellow card in the Tangerines 1–1 draw away at Huddersfield Town on 27 September 2013 and playing the full 90 minutes in the clubs back-to-back goalless draws against Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic respectively.
Queens Park Rangers
Huddersfield Town (loan)
Immediately after signing for QPR Robinson joined Huddersfield Town for the 2014/15 season. He made his Town début two days later in the 4–2 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road. He made the left-back position his own after a difficult start, but his loan ended early after he jarred his knee in the 1-1 draw against Birmingham City on 14 March 2015. A scan later revealed he needed surgery ruling him out for between 9–12 months, prematurely ending his loan with the Terriers.
- As of 20 April 2015.
|League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2012–13||Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)||Championship||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||0|
|2014–15||Queens Park Rangers||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014–15||Huddersfield Town (loan)||Championship||30||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||31||0|
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- "Defender completes QPR switch". Liverpool FC. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "JACK ROBINSON JOINS ON LOAN". Huddersfield Town FC. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
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