Didcot Town sign ex-Newcastle United man Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson
Robinson made only 11 appearances for Newcastle

Former Newcastle United striker Paul Robinson has signed for Southern League side Didcot Town.

Sunderland-born Robinson, 33, signed for the Magpies in 1998 before joining Wimbledon for around £1.5m in 2000.

He was once controversially selected ahead of £22m strikeforce Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson in the infamous 2-1 home derby defeat against Sunderland.

That defeat at St James' Park is said to have cost Ruud Gullit his job, as he left the next day.

Robinson set up Newcastle's goal, but refused to celebrate it because of his allegiance to Sunderland.

After leaving Wimbledon in 2003 he joined Blackpool on a free transfer following loan spells at Burnley, Dundee United and Grimsby.

His previous clubs also include Hartlepool United, York City, Whitley Bay, Torquay United, Horden Colliery Welfare, Consett AFC, Maidenhead United, Hayes & Yeading, Hendon, Windsor & Eton, Beaconsfield, Chesham United, Jarrow Roofing and most recently Chesham again.

"It's absolutely incredible and he'll be a great asset to the club," Didcot manager Dave Mudge told BBC Radio Oxford.

"We're delighted to have him on board. Let's up he scores the goals that can rocket us up the table. He is a fantastic character who has been there and done it and he still plays like an 18-year-od.

"Paul brings a wealth of experience which will be very good for the younger players in the squad."