Birmingham City v Doncaster Rovers: Robinson out to upset sibling by aiding Rovers

THEO ROBINSON is ready to cop a bit of flak from his Birmingham City-supporting brother Wayne if it means he finds the net at St Andrews again.

Theo Robinson

The Doncaster Rovers striker, born in the second city, hit the target for only the second time in just under two and a 
half months with the club’s leveller in Saturday’s superb 2-1 victory over high-flying Queens Park Rangers.

The strike, Robinson’s fourth goal of the season, has buoyed his confidence ahead of tonight’s game with Blues, where a number of his family will be present.

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There will be split loyalties for his brother Wayne, who gave Robinson stick the last time he played at Blues, in March 2012, when he scored the equaliser for his then employers Derby in a 2-2 draw.

He said: ”My brother Wayne was in the stand and he was a bit upset about it.

“My goal made it 2-2 and he was shouting down at me, while all the rest of the family were really excited.

“Wayne always comes to see my games when he can and there’s always a bit of banter before and after. But at the end of the day, the main thing for me is getting a result for the team. It would be nice to score against them.”

Robinson admits he is relishing Rovers’ December schedule, which also sees them visit Derby and host another of his former sides in Millwall.

The 24-year-old said: “December is a great month. I have watched all the fixtures and know what is coming up and keep up to date with them on the phone to see what is coming next.

“To be fair, my record is one (goal) in three and hopefully I can stick to that as much as I can. It was great to score on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Rovers boss Paul Dickov has warned his side he will not tolerate an “After the Lord Mayor’s show” display at Birmingham after the fine weekend win over Harry Redknapp’s R’s.

Rovers have yet to win back-to-back league games this term and after their previous high-profile win against Leicester on October 5, they crashed 4-1 in the next game, at Reading.

Dickov, who says Chris Brown could return for the Leeds game on December 14, but is without Reece Wabara for five weeks with a broken toe, said: “There’s no point getting a result like Saturday and not backing it up. We have to get something at Birmingham.”

Last six games: Birmingham WDWLDD, Doncaster WLWDLL.

Last time: Birmingham 2 Doncaster 1; December 10, 2011; Championship.

Referee: B Malone (Wiltshire).