Whitley Bay goalscorer Robinson delighted to be back after injury

Whitley Bay midfielder Paul Robinson said he was delighted to be playing again after he started his first game since January following a knee injury.

The 30-year-old, who works for the Newcastle United Foundation, said: “It’s good to be back, it was frustrating being injured.”

As for his goal against West Auckland, he added: “I struck it nicely and it flew into the top corner, which is a nice feeling after being out for so long.

“West are a good team, one of the best we’ve played this season, so it’s credit to how far we’ve come.”

Robinson is approaching full fitness but admitted: “I was feeling it a bit so that’s why I came off, but we’ve got more than a week before our next game so I’ll be raring to go against West Allotment.”