The Southend Echo understands that out of favour Southend United striker Theo Robinson may be set for a return to Sky Bet League Two promotion hopefuls Lincoln City. The 29-year-old previously played for the Imps, prior to making the transfer to the Essex club last January.

Phil Brown was recently sacked as manager at Roots Hall, the man who brought Robinson to the club last year. Chris Powell has since been appointed, but has added two strikers in the form of Shayon Harrison and Freddie Ladapo from Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace respectively.

Robinson therefore could be open to a switch back to a club he had huge success with in the early part of last season. He particularly shone to fame during Lincoln’s run in the FA Cup last season. Robinson netted against Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town and Brighton & Hove Albion. His previous game for City was indeed that Brighton clash, and Cowley will be hoping to snap him up in time for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two encounter with Swindon Town at Sincil Bank. Many strikers have indeed been linked with the club this month, but Robinson is a rumour that has grown in strength, particularly in the last few days.

The vast majority of Robinson’s appearances this season have been as a substitute, scoring twice, the most recent being in November during the 2-0 home victory against Colchester United in the Checkatrade Trophy. So far, Lincoln have added Tom Pett from Stevenage and Scott Wharton from Blackburn Rovers to boost their squad.


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