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Bolton's Robinson pleased with early glimpse of Wembley

Bolton boss Owen Coyle gave his players a sneak preview of Wembley this week, a tactic which Paul Robinson believes could give the Wanderers the edge over opponents Stoke in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. The 32 year old feels the team will now be relaxed and ready to go on Sunday when they walk out in the national stadium.

The former West Brom and Watford full-back said after a visit to the stadium this week: "You can see the manager's point of view in taking us to Wembley.

"There are a lot of young players in our team who are not used to the surroundings and what it is like.

"It was a great opportunity for them to go with their cameras and take their pictures as well as see a fantastic stadium and take it all in."

Robinson has fallen twice at the semi-final hurdle of the competition, first with Watford in 2003 then West Bromwich Albion in 2008.

Robinson said: "I hope the phrase third time lucky rings true with me. The FA Cup is very special.

"It is the best cup in the world and one you want to win. Unfortunately for me it has ended twice at the semi-final stage, so I will be doing my best to push us further."

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