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Millwall legend Robinson dreaming of Play-Off double

5 May 2016

Former favourite relives 'special' memories

Millwall legend Paul Robinson is dreaming of a Play-Off double this month.

The Lions secured their top six spot with victory over Oldham Athletic last time out while the ex-captain's current club, AFC Wimbledon, will battle it out with three others for a place in League One next term.

Robinson's name will be forever written in Millwall folklore for scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Final that clinched promotion to the Championship in 2010.

Remarkably, six years since that momentous occasion, he finds himself searching for more Wembley glory with The Dons, while also keeping a keen eye on Millwall's Play-Off progress.

"That Final against Swindon will always be one of the great moments of my life, and barely a day goes by without it coming to my mind," he said.

"We went into the 2010 Play-Offs in very good form. We were paired with a very strong Huddersfield side in the Semi-Finals on that occasion, and although the 0-0 draw in the first leg at their place was a good result, we really could have won it after Scott Barron had two good penalty shouts turned down.

"I don't think I've ever experienced anything quite like the atmosphere at The Den for the second leg. The noise was deafening from start to finish and while it inspired us, it certainly intimidated the opposition.

"I've never felt so sure we were going to win a game, and once I'd managed to score the second goal (pictured) you could sense the hope draining out of the Huddersfield players.

"Then the Final against Swindon was just such a special day for me. To score the winning goal and then lead the team up to collect the trophy in front of so many Millwall fans was an experience I can't really put into words."

While The Lions won't know their opponents until after Sunday's final round of fixtures is complete, Robinson is hopeful of being back in SE16 to watch Millwall in the Play-Off Semi-Final.

"I'm very much looking forward to these next two games both for Wimbledon and Millwall," he added.

"I'll be at The Den if I possibly can, and my experience of the Play-Offs will hopefully stand me in good stead for the matches we've got coming up too.

"If you could choose a way to win promotion this would be it. It is why the Play-Offs are so special."

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