Robinson relishing Hawthorns return

The defender will make his first return to The Hawthorns since he

demanded a move to the Reebok stadium at the start of last season.

And the 31-year-old is gearing up for a barrage of abuse from

supporters unhappy at the manner in which he jumped ship. Robinson

told Bolton’s official website: “I’m looking forward to going back

to West Brom and seeing some familiar faces. I’ve got plenty of

friends there and it’ll be the first time I’ve been back for a

while. “They’ll be flying following their recent win at Arsenal and

are high in the league table, but hopefully that won’t be the case

after next week. “We’ll take heart from our performance against

Manchester United and build on it for the game against West Brom.

“The fans create a great atmosphere at The Hawthorns, but we’ll be

going there to silence them. “It’s never an easy place to go, but

if we continue to show the attitude we have been showing recently,

we’ve got a massive chance of coming away with something.” Bolton

have suffered just one defeat in their last nine outings at The

Hawthorns but Robinson, who spent six years with the Baggies, says

he will take any abuse on the chin. He told the Express and Star:

“I hope the supporters appreciate my reasons and my contribution

for the previous six years, but if I get stick or banter then I’ll

take it on the chin. “I’ve got nothing but fond memories of West

Brom. I had six happy years there. “We won promotion, we had the

Great Escape, we got to the FA Cup semi-final and I like to think

that, in the main, I had a great relationship with the fans. “The

best years of my career were at The Hawthorns. But I left the club

because I was fed up of us going down, going back up and going down

again. “It was a difficult decision for me but Bolton were offering

me Premier League football and I had to look after my family.”