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Robinson Completes Wolves Move

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Young fullback Jack Robinson has today completed a loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers for the remainder of the season, adding much needed depth to the Championship side.

Laurence Griffiths

A day after rumours emerged linking Jack Robinson to Wolves on a season-long loan, a deal has now been done to send the 19-year-old left back to the Molineux for the rest of the year.

"Jack has played a few times this season for Liverpool," said Wolves manager Dean Saunders, revealing the deal had been struck at his pre-Barnsley press conference. "He's a good young player and they've seen a lot of him.

"We are vulnerable in the fullback positions and I couldn't take any more risks," he added. "Jack is left-footed and he can play anywhere down the left side and he gives us competition for places.

"I spoke to Brendan Rodgers, I spoke to Steve Cooper who was his coach in the u16s and 17s, and I've spoken to nearly all the coaches that he's played for and all of them have been very positive about him.

"He's got really good quality on the ball, he's aggressive, and he's a winner. Sometimes a young lad and a fresh face comes in and lifts the place, and I think Jack is strong enough to be able to deal with the pressure."

With Robinson having a hard time breaking into the first team under Brendan Rodgers despite a shortage of fullbacks that has at times led to Stewart Downing taking a turn in his position, a loan and the chance at playing time at a crucial stage in his development is clearly in the player's best interest.

He will meet up with the Wolves squad tonight and is expected to at least make the bench when they face Barnsley in Championship action on Tuesday evening.