OUTGOING Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson admits he would ‘love’ to return to Leeds United.

The former England number one will be released by Rovers when his contract expires on July 1.


Robinson has been linked with a move back to the club where he started his career.

And the 35-year-old, speaking on talkSPORT, said: “I’d love to go back to Leeds.

“I saw something in the papers the other week but I was not sure how true it was or where it came from.

“I’ve had nothing at the moment, there’s been no talk or contact.”

Robinson will leave Ewood Park after seven years and 202 appearances for the club.

The fans’ favourite has not featured in a Rovers matchday squad since losing his place between the posts to Jason Steele in September.

Robinson, who was one of the club’s biggest earners, said: “I’ve been training the last eight months on my own, which has been difficult and unusual for me, as it’s a situation I’ve not been used to.

“Now I’ve got to wait and see what comes up and see what offers I get.”

Robinson believes the Championship will be even tougher for Rovers next season.

He said: “The word stability has been used a lot around the club and the manager has been allowed to do his own thing and ship in and out who he wanted.

“The club is embargoed at the moment and under financial restraints but it seems to be heading in the right direction.

“They’re going to have to do something shrewd, they are cutting the wage bill, hence my situation, but the Championship is going to be a tough league next year when you look at the teams coming down from the Premier League and the ones who missed out on the play-offs like Derby.”