Portsmouth captain and central defender Paul Robinson requires surgery after fracturing his cheekbone in Saturday’s win against Luton Town.

Robinson was injured blocking a shot during the two-nil win at Fratton Park and came off in the 72nd minute. The former Millwall legend signed on an 18 month deal in January after a successful loan spell on the South Coast and was recently made captain.

The 33-year-old has made 38 appearances for Pompey since his winter move and has won the admiration of the fans. The popular defender has also scored two goals. However, he will now miss at least tomorrow’s match at lowly Cheltenham Town after injuring himself making a goal-line clearance.

Pompey boss Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

“We’ll be without him for weeks rather than days – he’ll be a big miss for us. He’s seen the specialist and there needs to be some form of surgery. He’s been very consistent all season. I knew what I was getting when I signed Paul, the fans have taken to him, he’s taken to them.” 

Portsmouth and Awford now face a selection headache with Robinson being a key part of the recent form which has seen the League Two side lose only once in the past nine matches.


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