Birmingham City: Paul Robinson signs another new one-year contract

Paul Robinson celebrates Birmingham City's opening goal in the 3-0 win at Derby
Paul Robinson's goal in the 3-0 win at Derby in March capped a run of three in eight appearances

Birmingham City club captain Paul Robinson has signed a new one-year player-coach contract with the Championship club.

The 37-year-old former Watford and West Bromwich Albion defender will spend more time working with the club's under-21 and under-18 sides.

Robinson was without a club when he came on a one-month trial in 2012.

But this new contract is his fifth for Blues as he continues to extend a career that now totals 736 appearances.

"We wanted Robbo to stay and we are delighted that he has re-signed," said Blues manager Gary Rowett.

"Gone are the days when he will be playing 50-odd games a season. We both know that. But he showed his value this season when he featured.

"I believe he he can still be influential in other areas, working with the under-21s, whilst still being available to play."

Paul Robinson's time in football

Former England Under-21 international Paul Robinson began his career with his home-town club Watford.

He first arrived in the Midlands when he was signed by Gary Megson for West Bromwich Albion in 2003.

After six years at The Hawthorns, a season-long loan move to Bolton Wanderers was made permanent in 2010.

But he was released two years later, finishing the season on loan with Leeds United, before joining Blues as a free agent in September 2012.

He has now made 145 appearances for Birmingham, scoring four times, three of them this season in the same eight-game hot streak, having previously gone almost two years without a goal.

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