Nottingham Forest left-back Jack Robinson has been named in the Who Scored Championship Team of the Week.
The former Queens Park Rangers man replaced the injured Yuri Ribeiro and earned a rating of 7.5 during a 0-0 draw with Bristol City.
Robinson has started 11 of Forest’s 16 league games this season. In recent weeks he has played second fiddle to Ribeiro, however.
The 26-year-old came back with a vengeance at Ashton Gate and Who Scored recognised his contribution to the Forest team.
Well played Robbo! 👏💪 @WhoScored | #NFFC pic.twitter.com/6bdKGObyXe
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) November 25, 2019
Robinson was a regular for the Reds last season. Having signed on a free transfer from QPR, he played 38 of Forest’s 46 league games.
He showed himself as an accomplished second-tier left-back, whilst he also proved his ability to fill in at centre-back.
Robinson actually captained the side for the last three games last season, highlighting his leadership qualities.
This season he has been forced to work harder. The signing of energetic performer Ribeiro has ensured competition for his place at left-back.
Saturday’s performance will have given him an undoubted confidence boost. His hard work and professionalism ensured the Reds kept another clean sheet and maintained their lofty league position.
Wednesday sees Forest face Robinson’s former employers, QPR and he will hope to keep his place in the team.
With games now coming thick and fast, it seems unlikely Ribeiro will be rushed back and Robinson is a capable understudy.
With Lamouchi now having two players for every position, some questions were raised over how he would manage squad morale.
If Robinson is anything to go by then he is managing it pretty well.
Handed a reprieve on Saturday, he showed superb determination. His performance suggested that he is serious about keeping his place and his attitude was spot on.
Very few teams have a backup left-back quite as quality as Robinson and his presence in the squad could be telling as the season progresses.