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Rovers look to loan out former England keeper

robinson.jpgFormer England international goalkeeper Paul Robinson is the subject of debate in the Football Transfer Tavern today after reports emerge that Blackburn Rovers are willing to send the 33-year-old out on loan for the rest of the season.

Robinson, who has been at Ewood Park for the last five years, has found himself out of the first team with the recently relegated side turning to youngster Jake Kean.

The former Tottenham shot stopper has become frustrated at playing second fiddle to Kean and was close to signing for West Ham United during the recent transfer window before the deal collapsed at a late stage.

A loan move could suit both parties with Robinson gaining the first team football he so badly craves and Blackburn getting his large wages off the wage bill, at least in the short-term.

Rovers boss Michael Appleton told Sky Sports: “It would have to be the right club for us in terms of what they’re prepared to do in terms of salary.

“We’ve talked but not once has Paul said he doesn’t want to play for us.”

Robinson, who won 41 England caps between 2003 and 2007 before retiring from international football in August 2010, has played 21 times for Blackburn this season.

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