Robinson expects player exodus

Last updated : 16 June 2009 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Want-away defender Paul Robinson has revealed a number of his teammates are now considering their futures at the club after Tony Mowbray headed north to discuss talks with Celtic. 

Robinson has made no secret of the fact he’s searching for Premier League football after being relegated as part of the division’s worst defence.  However the left-back’s claims are worrying news both for fans and Albion’s new boss – whoever that may be.

“Losing the gaffer is a big blow to us as a group of players,” the 30-year-old told talkSPORT.

"It's a massive loss for us and I don't know where the club goes from here.

"I'm an ambitious player and I want to keep going forward and the manager [going] has made a lot of decisions for a lot of people so we'll have to wait and see when we go back in.

"It's a massive blow for the club and the players who have worked with him over the two-and-a-half years.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. It's not gone through yet.

"But it looks more than likely that it will and it will be a massive loss to the club."

The former Watford man again expressed his desire to follow Mowbray and his backroom staff north of the border, despite requested a move back to the top-flight after claiming to have “proved himself in the Premier League”.

When questioned on a move to Celtic the former Watford man said: “You would consider a move. It's a massive club and a big challenge.

"But at the moment I'm contracted to West Brom and I'll just get my head down until I'm told otherwise.

"There was a lot of speculation before the season finished about what was going on with the gaffer.

"From my point of view I would love to stay in the Premier League and if a club came in then I'd jump at the chance to play in it.

"You always keep your options open and if they've given the gaffer the opportunity to talk to a club like Celtic then it would be nice to talk to a Premier League club again. Or to Celtic, you never know. We'll have to wait and see.

"If you know you're not going to get your chance in the Premier League and you have the chance to win trophies at a different club then you jump at the chance.

"That's what you want to achieve in your career. It's a short career and you have to try and make the most of it."