Robinson optimistic over Pompey form

Paul Robinson. Picture: Joe Pepler
Paul Robinson. Picture: Joe Pepler

A Pompey upturn is around the corner, Paul Robinson can sense it.

Andy Awford’s side head into a period of successive home matches as they seek to get their stuttering season back on track.

Top-six pair Burton Albion and Southend are the opposition for two tough fixtures.

Yet the recently-recruited Robinson remains upbeat over a change in fortune for the 17th-placed Blues.

Having committed himself to an 18-month deal in the opening week of the January transfer window, the 33-year-old clearly believes Pompey possess potential for achieving.

And he is confident results can soon take off.

He said: ‘I have been down here for a while now, seeing the new training ground, playing with a good squad, while Gary Waddock has been added to the coaching staff.

‘I just feel things are ready on and off the field and we can start to achieve things on the pitch.

‘There’s a good group of players here and we need to find that consistency and put in performances capable of achieving results and firing us up the table.

‘Consistency has been our issue this season, apart from the first month, therefore we have struggled at times.

‘It is up to us now to put that right on the pitch. We have not got the results that have enabled us to move up the table.

‘I do think the quality is there in our squad.

‘Some teams in this division are capable of getting the result on the day, so it’s about being the team which finds that performance level week in, week out to get us that run of results.’

Now the former Millwall defender’s future has been resolved, he is looking to move down to the area.

He added: ‘I live in Hertfordshire at the minute but will move to this area. I want to be committed to the club as much as I can.

‘It is a nice part of the world down here and up to now I’ve been staying at the club house in Port Solent with other players.

‘My wife’s sister lives in Liss and her husband is a Pompey fan, who has supported them all of his life.

‘Now we’re also trying to find a home locally.’