Robbo would like Millwall return one day

PAUL Robinson wants to extend his playing career – but would like to join Millwall’s coaching staff in some capacity in the future.

Robinson, 36, left AFC Wimbledon earlier this month after helping Neal Ardley’s side seal survival in League One.

The Dons were in a relegation battle for most of the season, their second successive campaign in the third tier after promotion through the play-offs in 2015-16.

Robinson’s last game for the club was in their 2-2 draw against Bury on the final day that saw them finish 18th in the table.

Centre-half Robinson, who captained Millwall to victory in the League One play-off final in 2010 when he also scored the winning goal against Swindon, is loved by Lions fans.

Lions boss Neil Harris’ former team-mate has completed three of his five coaching badges and is currently working on his A Licence.

But he is not ready to hang up his boots just yet, and feels he still has a lot to offer as a player. Robinson was meeting his agent earlier this week as he seeks to secure a club for next season.

Whenever he does retire, it seems certain that he will move into coaching.

“I’m halfway through my A Licence, I hope to finish it by Christmas,” Robinson said.

“I love Millwall. I have a strong affinity with Chopper so it would be amazing to work with him again at some point.

“I’m just enjoying my break at the moment. It’s been quite a nice few days spending time with the family and catching up on all those little jobs that need to be done around the house.

“Sometimes you really crave a break, but I didn’t play a huge amount of games last season so don’t feel I need a long break. I’ve already been back in the gym working hard and want to be ready to get back into pre-season training in July or whenever it might be.

“I’m assessing things at the moment and drawing up a battle plan with my agent.

“So watch this space.”

*Read a longer interview with the former Lions captain in today's Southwark News.

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John Kelly