Sheffield United forward Callum Robinson has eased Irish fans concerns ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria after he limped off in the Blades’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Robinson started up front for Chris Wilder’s side along with fellow Irish international David McGoldrick and impressed but was forced off the field in the second half with an injury.
The 24-year-old, who was included in Mick McCarthy’s 40-man provisional Irish squad, appeared to have injured his hamstring as he was helped off the Bramall Lane pitch in a sight that would certainly have worried fans of the Boys in Green.
Despite not finding the scoresheet yet at international level, Robinson has been one of Ireland’s best performers during his short time involved in the squad and looks like he could become one of McCarthy’s most important attacking players.
After the victory over Palace, Sheffield United’s first back in the Premier League, Robinson spoke to the Irish Sun and played down his injury outlining that he’ll “definitely be back for the next game.”
“It was just fatigue, I’ll be absolutely fine. I felt a bit of tightness with the hamstring and around my hips. It was all down to the extra running and work I was doing all game. I’ll definitely be back for the next game, absolutely.
“That was some real hard work out there but I knew I had to come off because it wasn’t right.
“It was disappointing for me because it was really good out there, it was such a great buzz to be a part of this special occasion for everyone at the club.”
Robinson’s comments will no doubt be a boost to McCarthy who must cut 17 players from his provisional squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria.
Having started the victory over Gibraltar in addition to his strong start to life in the Premier League, Robinson will no doubt be hoping to have a big part to play in Ireland’s crucial top of the group clash with Switzerland at the Aviva.