The Cobblers have beaten a whole host of clubs to the signing of Jake Robinson today as the midfielder signed a deal to become Gary Johnson’s latest summer signing. It’s a big coup for the club to bring in a player that is a big player for this level and his signature means that we have the potential to become an attacking force next season with the likes of Kevin Thornton and Michael Jacobs already signed on.
Robinson helped Torquay to the Playoff Final last season whilst on loan at Plaimoor, beating his parent club Shrewsbury Town along the way in the semi-finals. The 24-year-old, who can play either on the wing up up front, started his career with Brighton, making over a hundred appearances for the club and scoring thirteen times. He spent two loan spells at Aldershot before joining Shrewsbury in 2009. Despite a good start to the 2010/11 season, he was shipped out on loan and made a big enough impression to become one of the most saught after free agents in the division this summer.
It’s a fine signing from Johnson who is bringing in players who can adjust to different positions rather than having a bigger squad with bit part players who are perhaps not up to the standard should injuries or suspensions creep in. Robinson’s reputation means that he has the potential to become a major player this season and hopefully he picks up this season in the same form in which he ended the last.