Date: 17th July 2017 at 10:03pm
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Paul Robinson yesterday declared that he was hanging up his boots following his time at Burnley coming to an end.

Having come to Turf Moor 18 months ago as backup to the goalkeeper department, whilst he only made three appearances for us – last year – he obviously played his part behind the scenes as we were promoted as Championship winners in 2016 and secured our Premier League fate for a second successive year.

He brings the curtain down on his playing career having picked up 41 caps for England and taken in 498 games.

Speaking to the Official Site as he announced his decision, the 37 year old explained.

‘Unfortunately, my back problem returned towards the end of last season and has prevented me being ready for the start of the new season. Taking everything into consideration I’ve decided to announce my retirement. I have been very fortunate to play the game I love for so many years and make it my career.’

Robinson went on to explain that he’s now going to take a short break and spend time with his family and then look at the options available to him.

‘I would like to sincerely thank all my family and friends who have stood by me throughout my playing career. I have been very lucky to play for four very special football clubs and my country. I would like to say a huge thank-you to the supporters and staff of every one as I was able to build a very special relationship with each. I would like to say thank-you to Sean Dyche, Billy Mercer, the staff and players at Burnley who gave me the chance to play in the premier league again at 37 years old. In all my career I have never been a part of a more dedicated, hard-working set of players and staff. I wish them and all my former clubs the very best of luck for next season.’

Having signed Robinson back in January 2016, manager Sean Dyche added.

‘Paul played a big part in what we have achieved over the past couple of seasons – literally at times last season – and always as an important member of the group. He made a big contribution during his time at Burnley and we would all like to wish him well in his next venture, as well as making sure that he will always welcome back at Turf Moor.’

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