Robinson Opts For Swedish Second Tier

14 June 2013 06:51
Scandinavian life tempts Lee Robinson from the delights of Dumfries

Queen of the South goalkeeper Lee Robinson has signed for Swedish side Ostersunds and is expected to join up with his new team-mates by the end of the month. The former Rangers, Morton, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock 'keeper was a mainstay in Allan Johnston’s side that romped to the Second Division title and Ramsdens Cup last season. However, rather that stay for the challenges of the second tier in Scotland he has opted to continue his career in the second tier of Swedish football.Ostersunds reckon they have pulled off a bit of a coup signing Robinson as they announced via their website: "Lee was selected as the best goalkeeper in the Scottish Football League and had several bids from Premier League clubs in Scotland to join them, but he ultimately chose to come to Östersunds. We are very proud of that. Lee played a crucial role as Queen of the South went up to Division One again and he did a fantastic job as Queen of the South won a Cup Competition (Ramsdens Cup) by winning over Partick Thistle in a match that went to extra time and a shootout. Lee saved a penalty during regular time, saved two penalties in the shootout and he also scored a penalty!"Ostersunds' manager Graham Potter added: "Lee is a very talented goalkeeper who will bring us new dimensions both on and off the pitch. We will get an increase in competition for the goalkeeping position and that will help everyone. The fact that we received Lee's signature despite several top clubs in Scotland wanted to tie him is a very good score for ÖFK!"

Source: ScottishFitba


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