Robinson believed he would prove his worth

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Jack Robinson has told QPR’s website he always believed he would prove he was worth a place in the team.

Boss Ian Holloway told Robinson during the summer that he was behind Jake Bidwell in the pecking order and should look to move on loan.

Robinson was reluctant to make the move and a number of clubs seemed to be put off by his injury record.

Signed from Liverpool in 2014, Robinson was immediately sent on a season-long loan to Huddersfield, where he suffered a serious knee injury.

He struggled for fitness and form for a long period afterwards and Holloway did not see him as a first-team player going into this season.

But injuries to a number of centre-backs saw Robinson brought into the side and he has impressed – so much so that Holloway recently described him as being “first on the teamsheet.”

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“We had a talk, an honest chat. He said he didn’t think I was going to get much game-time,” Robinson explained.

“I said to him that I thought there was a place for me in this QPR team this season and that I wanted to fight for my place.

“I didn’t really want to go on loan, but we agreed if the right team came in for me, we’d look at it.

“But in the back of my mind, I wanted to fight for my place and that chat gave me even more hunger to go out and prove myself.

“A few weeks later, the injuries started to pile up and I was training well, so I got my chance.

“He pulled me and said I was going to start the Ipswich game – and I haven’t looked back since.”