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A chance for players to put their name in lights says Robinson

2 December 2021

Stephen Robinson says Saturday’s game against Buxton is a real chance for some players within the dressing room to stand our from the crowd.

The Shrimps are live on BBC One and iPlayer on Saturday afternoon with a 12:45pm kick-off, and Robinson is keen to make sure his side are not on the end of a giant killing. 

“Buxton are the lowest ranked side still left in the FA Cup and they are up against a League One side, we have to make sure we are not on the end of an upset,” he said. 

“I have had that a lot during my time in Scotland when we played a lot of the lower teams, it is about mentality and attitude to do things well. 

“That’s just the magic of the FA Cup, it is special for players and the atmosphere is incredible - there is a real opportunity for some players to put their name in lights.”

During his playing days, Robinson was a scorer in Luton Town’s 5-3 loss to Liverpool back in 2006, a game largely remembered for Xabi Alonso finding the net from inside his own half in stoppage time, and admits that game is still talked about 15 years later. 

“I’ve got really good memories of playing in the FA Cup, I keep telling my kids about scoring against Liverpool,” he added. 

“I think we were winning 3-1 with about 10 minutes to go and then Xabi Alonso stepped up and scored from the half-way line. 

“Steven Gerrard scored that night as well from what I can remember, for all the games that I have played a lot of people still talk to me about that game, so it just shows you how much these type of games can capture the imagination.”

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