Robinson to leave Leeds

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Leeds manager Neil Warnock will not be signing Bolton defender Paul Robinson on a permanent basis.

The 33-year-old left-back made seven appearances for Leeds after arriving on loan at the beginning of March, but is not in Warnock's plans for next season and did not play in the last-day home defeat to Leicester.

"I don't think I'll be taking him next season and if that's the case then I didn't want to risk him getting injured in a nothing game," Warnock told the club's official website.

Meanwhile, Warnock remains optimistic he can lead the club back into the Barclays Premier League next season despite admitting he has a bigger task than he expected.

Warnock, who will release his retained list on Wednesday, added: "The job is bigger than I thought and it might be even bigger - I don't know whether certain lads will re-sign. I'm going to have to play it by ear and be a magician, but I'll give it my best shot, without a shadow of a doubt.

"I know the players I want and I've already got one in line, which I'm pleased with and I've got to get the type of players who will revel in it all here. I need to be able to rely on people next year and that's not been the case this season. I do believe it can be done."

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