Robinson wins players’ vote

Paul Robinson picks up his award. Picture: Joe Pepler
Paul Robinson picks up his award. Picture: Joe Pepler

Paul Robinson has been crowned Pompey’s players’ player of the season.

The 33-year-old’s performances in his maiden Fratton Park season were recognised by his team-mates at the club’s end-of-season awards held in the Victory Lounge.

Despite missing the last nine matches with a broken cheekbone, Robinson emerged as the clear choice.

The former Millwall skipper has enjoyed an impressive campaign at the heart of the defence, making 38 appearances and scoring two goals.

His injury-enforced absence since March has coincided with Pompey’s dip in form, a period which saw Andy Awford leaving his post as manager by mutual consent.

Runner-up in the players’ player of the year category was Paul Jones, who has played in all 51 of the Blues’ matches so far, with only one fixture remaining.

The goalkeeper has proven to be a consistent performer following his arrival from Crawley Town last summer.

In addition, the Blues players chose Jack Whatmough as their young player of the year.

The talented defender has made 24 appearances but has been injured since March.

He saw off competition from Ben Close and Conor Chaplin for the title.

Meanwhile, Pompey reserves today end their campaign with a trip to Cambridge United (2pm).

Paul Hardyman’s side have the chance to cement second spot in the Final Third Development League’s South Division.