Sam urges Capello to convince Robbo

13 September 2010 08:52
lackburn manager Sam Allardyce believes England coach Fabio Capello should try to talk Paul Robinson out of international retirement.[LNB] Robinson called time on his England career last month despite being named in the squad for the friendly against Hungary.[LNB]He explained that he did not want to be considered as a third-choice goalkeeper and as such would concentrate on club matters with Blackburn.[LNB]Rovers manager Allardyce, who has always championed Robinson's case for England inclusion, does not think his man could have done any more over the past couple of years.[LNB]Allardyce could understand Robinson's decision after being left out of the World Cup squad and now thinks it is up to Capello to make contact over a possible return to the fold.[LNB]"Robbo is very comfortable with his game and himself at the moment - you could see that in his all-round performance," Allardyce said in The Sun after another fine performance from Robinson in the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, when an error from current England number one Joe Hart led to Blackburn's goal.[LNB]"It would be up to Fabio Capello to build bridges and see whether he can talk Paul out of it or not.[LNB]"But his performances last season never got him in the squad or to the World Cup so he felt he wasn't considered capable of playing in the team."

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