The giant Congolese defender was a colossus as Rovers held big-spending Manchester City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday - with his goalkeeper describing Samba's contribution as "immense".
Robinson told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We managed to keep the ball out between us at the end, but Chris Samba was immense.
"As captain, Chris leads by example. He is very much like Ledley King the way he does that.
"He is not overly vocal but, at times, as you saw at the end, he is. It gets to everyone in the end.
"He is so laid back. At times around the training ground, he is so laid back he could fall over.
"But if keeps performing like that he can do what he likes during the week."