PAUL Robinson has thanked Millwall supporters for the standing ovation they gave him during his testimonial match against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.
Robinson was substituted after 47 minutes to rapturous applause from the 5,193-strong crowd – and watched on from the dugout as Steve Morison's penalty secured a slender win.
And the 31-year-old, who was accompanied by daughters Ellie, Izzy and Maya as he led the teams out at The Den, said: "The fans have been great throughout my career. I love being captain here, so I am grateful we could all celebrate together. It was very moving.
"It was a special day and nice for it all to come together – there's been a lot of planning and hard work to get here, so I'm really pleased. I hope the fans enjoyed it too.
"I didn't have that many touches of the ball, although that was probably down to the way they played and the way they were very patient in possession. But we kept our shape and discipline well, and made our chance count when we got it.
"The intensity and the competitiveness of the match got the crowd on their feet – even though it was a friendly, we got a really good workout ahead of Yeovil next week."