Derby target loan swoop for Liverpool defender
Published 10:43 24/04/12 By Alan Nixon
Liverpool youngster Jack Robinson is wanted on a season-long loan by Derby County boss Nigel Clough.
The Rams chief watched full back Robinson in action for the Kop reserves yesterday and hopes to agree terms to take the Anfield youngster.
Robinson, 18, has made a couple of first-team appearances but may be let out for regular action at Championship level - with Liverpool old boy Clough first in the queue.
The left-back came through the youth academy at Liverpool and became the youngest player ever to make a first team appearance for the club, aged 16 years and 250 days when he came on in the 87th minute on the last day of the season against Hull City in 2010.
He has gone on to make four more appearances for the first team, and got his first start in April 2011 when he played 78 minutes in Liverpool's 5-0 home win over Birmingham City.
He signed a long-term contract with the Reds in October 2011. He said at the time: "I'm delighted. I was going for my lunch and I saw Damien (Comolli) on my way through. He pulled me to one side and said the club wanted to offer me a new contract.
"There was no doubt in my mind, I was just so excited the club were offering me a contract.
"I've just got to keep working hard in training. I can't just sit back on this contract. I've got to keep improving and showing people what I'm about."