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Robinson impressed with Wootton's full league debut

18 September 2021

Stephen Robinson praised defender Scott Wootton for his performance on his league debut for the club.

Wootton, who joined the club back in August, impressed Robinson that much in Tuesday night’s Papa John’s Trophy game against Everton U21s, he handed him a starting place on Saturday afternoon. 

“I thought he was excellent, he was very, very good,” he said. 

“He played on Tuesday night and I thought he was one of the better performers, he is a man and he is the type of player that we need defending set-plays. 

“Scott is very good at both ends, he’s a handful going up for the ball in the oppositions box as well as in his own box." 

After losing 1-0 to Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, Robinson expressed his disappointment at conceding from another set-piece. 

“We were in control of the game and we created all the chances, Wes McDonald had a good one-on-one opportunity and their goalkeeper made a great save as the end to deny Cole [Stockton],” he added.

“I didn’t think we were in any danger at all, I thought we were in control and Jokull [Andresson] did not have a save to, I would have been disappointed to come away with a 0-0 draw let alone to come away with nothing. 

“But we have conceded from another set-play, and the reality is that if we don’t defend set pieces we will be in a relegation scrap." 

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