Destiny’s Child Connor Robinson: The Chesterfield Cup King!
When Chesterfield FC were slain 3-0 in the Youth Cup final in April 2012 Connor was the belle on the ball. Now after a 23 minute cameo against Worcester City on Saturday, oh so many Imps are desperate to see one of our own live our dreams on the hallowed Sincil Bank turf against Worcester City tonight.
Rose tinted, an optimistic dreamer
FA Cup 4th Q replay KO 7.45, Tues 28th October 2013
Adults £12, Cons £8, U18’s £5
Oh how We Imps love seeing one of our own, rise through the ranks just as Lee Frecklington did when made his debut in the Football League Trophy in 2003 against Telford. Fast forward a decade and and another of our own looks poised for a pivotal role. Connor Robinson, for it is he, is our latest little ray of sunshine and, after that disappointing youth defeat in the Cup to Boston, he alone now appears to be proof that the Youth set-up at Lincoln can indeed continue to deliver.
Let us hope he can step up and be strong enough to show that beauty can tame the beasts of the Skrill Premier each and every week. Young Connor has not had it easy since starring in that Imps 3-0 Youth Cup Final win over Chesterfield at the B2Net Stadium back in 2012. He did make his debut as a sub against Hayes in the BSP in 2011/12 and was given a two year first pro contract as a reward for those cup heroics and super impact performances. But like all 5 of Grants prodigal sons from the fountain of youth who were given a heraldic fanfare in the Summer of 2012, he was discarded by Holdsworth, fearful of failure in a bustling basement battle.
In 2012/13 Connor’s cameos were still a treat to behold with 4 goals in 5 starts and just 682 minutes of first team football. A March loan to Worksop for a month, under the stewardship of Simon Clark, only earned him two sub appearances in a season that could have been so much more under a different manager and different circumstances. Gary Simpson appears to be the perfect manager to heal last years memories and see Connor start to realise a potential that could see him reborn. Imp born and bred, he feels the passion and may well be a perfect replacement for Wright tonight as the Imps chase the latest cup dream. It would be a brave decision on the manager’s part but surely Connor deserves his chance to succeed or fail in his home stadium backed by fellow Imps who so want him to succeed.
Thus far his impact on games has been as limited as it has been explosive, but his time is about to come, one feels, upon the Sincil stage. One can understand the desire to protect him during the tough times but Connor’s heart at least is ready and chomping at the bit to deliver for his beloved Imps. Lincoln born, Lincoln Bred, Connor’s an Imp until he’s dead.
|Connor’s Imp stats 2012/13|
|Connor’s Imp stats 2011/12|
Connor’s STMI Biopic
|Full Name||Connor William Robinson|
|Date of Birth||11th Oct 1994||Age||19|
|Place of Birth||Lincoln|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Weight||11 st 8lb|
|Contract||1 year left (30/6/14)|
|Pos||RW / Fox-in-the-box|
|2013 (Mar)||Loan – Worksop||2||0|