Both sides require maximum points for different reasons, with Leeds looking to kick-start their play-off challenge after three straight draws and Huddersfield aiming to increase the five-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone.
Robins, who made his name as a goalpoaching striker with Manchester United during his playing days, accepts he is likely to be reminded of his previous connections when he takes his place in the dugout.
"It's always great to go to Elland Road because the atmosphere's brilliant," said the former Rotherham, Barnsley and Coventry boss.
"The supporters have got great banter in all fairness, especially when ex-Manchester United players come to town.
"I've been there before and they are really vocal. They are the proverbial 12th man.
"It's always a great atmosphere going there and we're looking forward to it.
"This is a derby game and form generally tends to go out of the window in derbies, allied to the fact that anybody can beat anybody on any given day in the Championship, it makes for an intriguing contest.
"There are other things that ride on it like local bragging rights, but it's an important game for both sides."