West Brom forward Callum Robinson suffers injury on international duty
West Brom forward Callum Robinson has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for their June fixtures against Andorra and Hungary.
Robinson, 26, was hoping to add to his 18 international caps and solitary goal against New Zealand in 2019.
However, he has had to pull out of their friendly games due to an injury issue, as the Football Association of Ireland detailed on their website.
“Goalkeeper Darren Randolph (hip) and forwards Callum Robinson (achilles) and Aaron Connolly (foot) have all withdrawn from the squad through injury,” they reported.
The news was announced on the first day of their training camp in Girona, Spain, as they gear up for a summer watching the European Championships on the television, after their unsuccessful qualification campaign.
There’s been no further update from national or club side, so we’re hopeful this is nothing serious for Robinson.
If it was, one would hope West Brom would come out to address it, or alleviate any fears.
As such we can speculate that it is a minor complaint that will be healed once we return to pre-season under a new manager.
That will be vitally important as Robinson could be a key player for a potentially new-look Albion side next season.
The likes of Matheus Pereira and Sam Johnstone are likely to leave The Hawthorns in the summer while a host of loan stars will also depart the club, including striker Mbaye Diagne.
That leaves Robinson and Karlan Grant as the only two options to spearhead our attack in the Championship, with Hal Robson-Kanu also set to leave.
Robinson sparked to life in the Premier League at the start of the season, scoring twice in a 3-3 draw against Chelsea in October after signing permanently in the summer of 2020.
However, he suffered a dip in form and was on the periphery of the squad for large parts before his re-emergence in the reverse fixture against Chelsea in April, where he against scored twice.
He followed that up with a goal against Southampton and despite failing to inspire Albion to survival, he could be a big asset in the second-tier as we plot our return back to the top-flight.
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