Robinson extends Blues stay

Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson

Long-serving defender Mark Robinson has committed his future to Whitby Town for another season.

The 34-year-old returned to the Turnbull Ground for a second spell in 2011 and has gone on to make 199 appearances for the Blues, the majority of them as club captain.

He was appointed to manager Chris Hardy’s coaching staff in January, and the Town boss feels that Robinson still has plenty to offer.

“Robbo is a great guy, with a good knowledge of the game and a lot of experience at a decent level of football,” Hardy said.

“He is no spring chicken anymore, but the experience he possesses means that he still has a lot to offer on the pitch.

“He’s also brilliant with the lads in and around the changing room and good characters are exactly what we need at the club.”

Having added both Robinson and fellow defender Lee Bullock to his coaching staff since arriving at the Turnbull Ground, Hardy says that he is happy with the make-up of his backroom team, but admits that there could still be one more addition.

“I think we’re pretty much covered in terms of my staff, but the role of chief scout is one I am looking at filling,” he added.

“It’s a position that is important, and we may well make an appointment in the future.”