Richo linked with Robbo

Last updated : 13 January 2005 By Rob Davies
Nottingham-born Robinson was linked with a move to Meadow Lane just before Christmas, but it is believed that the switch was put off due to Richardson's position in a caretaker capacity being somewhat precarious.

However, after the Notts board handed Richardson the reigns at least until the end of the season yesterday, it has now freed up the possibility for Richardson to make a fresh approach for the Town midfielder.

Swindon boss Andy King is believed to be prepared to let the player move, as he looks to re-shape the team that were beaten comprehensively 2-0 by the Magpies in the FA Cup Second Round clash in December.

But Robinson (pictured right) - a lifelong Magpies fan - was keen to play down the speculation and insists that there has been no fresh contact with the new County boss, believing that the move is now unlikely to happen until his contract expires in the summer- if at all.

"I was told that if he got the job he would try to sign me but he also said there wasn't much money, so I presume it would not be until the end of the season if it happened now," Robinson, 29, told The Western Daily Press.

"These things happen in football with rumours, but for every one that does come off, there are two that don't.

"County are my hometown club and it did interest me and it did unsettle me a bit.

"But as far as I am concerned I am a Swindon Town player and now I have to get on with that. I have to knuckle down here."

Be sure NCM will bring you all the latest transfer news from Meadow Lane as it happens.