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Blackburn boss: Keeper Robinson deserves England recall

Sam Allardyce believes Paul Robinson's display against Liverpool shows he deserves a recall to the England side. The Rovers stopper pulled off a string of saves on Saturday, despite being on the wrong end of a 4-0 score line.

The Rovers boss told the Lancashire Telegraph: "Paul Robinson gave an outstanding goalkeeping display and he must be absolutely gutted to wake up and see he has conceded four goals. He was absolutely outstanding.

"He has made some unbelievable saves but the disappointing thing is those saves were wasted.

"He should be making those saves to help us win a game or draw a football match.

"He is in terrific form, made an unbelievable save against Spurs at 0-0 and is looking better and better and I am really pleased with his progress since I have been here."

Robinson lost the number one spot for England to David James after a dip in form but Allardyce insists his time will come.

"I don't think he could do much more," said Allardyce. "If the scouts are here watching him, which I am sure they are, he is consistently getting his game together. "His taking crosses and distribution is first class and when the saves are there to be stopped he does it.

"Like I said I am disappointed and he will be because he doesn't deserve four goals but unfortunately he is probably the only one who doesn't."

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