Get the CaughtOffside iPad app. Download the #1 Free Sports App from the App Store.
All of the latest footie news and much, much more.
Former England goalkeeper to be allowed to leave Ewood Park.
Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson is set to leave Blackburn Rovers on loan after a deadline day move to West Ham fell through.
Robinson was given permission to leave Ewood Park after five years at the club having lost his place in the first-team to young stopper Jake Kean, but talks with West Ham failed to materialise into a transfer to Upton Park.
There was also interest in the 33-year-old former Tottenham and Leeds United goalkeeper from Hull City but manager Steve Bruce ended his chase of the veteran after signing David Stockdale on loan from Fulham for the remainder of the season.
Blackburn are keen to get Robinson off the books – even if they have to contribute towards his salary – and are to tout his availability to their Championship rivals over the coming weeks
Robinson has not asked to leave Blackburn, but would welcome the opportunity to play first-team football once again.
“It would have to be the right club for us in terms of what they’re prepared to do in terms of salary,” Blackburn manager Michael Appleton is quoted as telling Sportinglife. “We’ve talked but not once has Paul said he doesn’t want to play for us.”