Date: 25th May 2017 at 4:06pm
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Earlier on Thursday, Birmingham City announced via their social media channels that captain Paul Robinson had been offered a new one-year deal to stay at the club ahead of the 2017/18 season.

The news came as a bit of a surprise to some Blues fans who may have been expecting Robinson to hang up his boots at the end of the previous campaign, something which he could still do having not signed the new contract he has been offered just yet.

However, I believe that if Robbo does sign the new contract that is on offer to him, manager Harry Redknapp will have completed yet another smart piece of business before he has even signed anyone who is not already at the club.

Blues have already extended the contracts of Jonathan Grounds, Tomasz Kuszczak and more recently Adam Legzdins but if Robinson does sign for another year, I believe that his experience will be greatly used by Redknapp in the dressing room next year.

The clubs longest serving player, who is still living off that one-month rolling contract he signed back in 2012, may not have had his most productive season but at 38-years-old, there is only so much those legs can do in a single season.

Hence the reasoning behind offering Robinson the new deal that could actually see him work alongside Redknapp helping the team through the season.

Robinson can be called upon at any moment in the campaign but I believe that Redknapp will look to utilise his knowledge of the division and of the players that are already in the squad to help push Blues towards to the top end of the Championship table next season rather than have them lingering towards the foot of it.

As I have mentioned before, should Robinson sign the new contract, I believe it will be one of the best moves that Redknapp makes this summer.

Blues fans, are you happy to see Paul Robinson offered a new contract? Were you expecting to hear the news that he had been offered a one-year deal by Harry Redknapp? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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