Defender keen to be involved at Aldershot
He was left kicking his heels during Pompey’s comprehensive defeat at Plymouth on Saturday.
So Paul Robinson is delighted to be back in contention for tonight’s FA Cup replay at Aldershot.
The centre-back has completed a one-match for getting sent off in the original first round clash.
And he wants to help the Blues avoid a cup upset against their non-league opponents.
Robinson said: “It’s always frustrating to miss games because you just want to be out there on the pitch and contributing. I came back in for training on Monday and was raring to go.
“The manager’s got decisions to mistake because we all know that there’s competition for places here.
“We’ve got an immediate chance to try to put things right and get that Plymouth result out of our system.
“The last match with Aldershot was a classic FA tie – a side from a lower division came here and gave a good account of themselves.
“I thought they played really well on the day and thoroughly earned their replay, but now we’ve got to make sure it’s us that goes through.
“Both teams are still in the hat at the moment and there’s a home draw for the winner, so both will be keen to get through.
“I’m sure there will be a good atmosphere and I’m looking forward to the game.”
Robinson’s loan spell from Millwall expires in January, but he is not currently thinking that far ahead.
He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far and the fans have been absolutely fantastic. I’m sure my future will take care of itself.”