PAUL Robinson has been "overwhelmed" by Millwall fans' messages of support since news of his loan move to Portsmouth broke yesterday.
The Lions captain has joined the League Two club on a one-month deal.
Supporters paid tribute to the legendary defender on Twitter last night and Robinson said: "I was overwhelmed by all the messages – it's been unbelievable.
"I'll miss the fans massively, I love representing them and wearing that Lion on my chest. But this loan move is part of the plan to get me back playing at The Den."
He added: "It will take some getting used it. It's been 11 years since I last went out on loan, to Torquay United, and since then I've been involved at Millwall week in, week out.
"But I'm now relishing the start of the new season because hopefully I'll be out on the pitch at 3pm every Saturday at Portsmouth."
Robinson revealed he snubbed interest from League One clubs to sign for Pompey.
"I was really drawn to Portsmouth because of how big a club it is – the prospect of being part of something really big down there appealed to me," he said.
"My wife's got some family down there so it all worked out quite well.
"Portsmouth were the ones who were most keen and they really sold it to me – the opportunity to play in front of 16,000 fans every home game is really exciting.
"I fully believe that the lads at Millwall will have a good season – the result from the Leeds game will be the first thing I look for when I get back into the dressing room on Saturday."