Robbins preparing for World Cup qualifying with St Kitts & Nevis
Stamford AFC striker Ryan Robbins has signed a new contract to play for the Evo-Stik NPL club in 2015/16.
Robbins, who was voted players’ player of the season at the club’s end of season awards, was the Daniels’ top goal scorer last season with 21 in the league and 24 in total.
His goals helped them avoid relegation and win the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy last season.
Robbins said: “It’s a great club which is why I stayed, with a lot of ambition to push up the league and I want to be apart of the club pushing forward. I want to score more goals, more than this season. I think if I hadn’t got injured I could of possibly hit the 30 goal mark so I am going to push myself to hit my targets and hopefully stay injury and suspension free.”
Stamford manager David Staff said: “It’s good to have Ryan here for another season. We want people to contribute and he does that with his goals. He was prolific again last season and I still think there is room for improvement in his game, and he’ll get better as we do.”
Despite Stamford struggling last season, eventually finishing 20th in the league, Robbins was the sixth highest scorer in the league. It has been a busy year for Robbins who also made his international debut for St Kitts & Nevis and played in both their World Cup qualifiers in March scoring in the second game.
He is due to jet out to the Caribbean at the end of the month to represent the Sugar Boyz again when they take on El Salvador, home and away in the second round of pre-qualifying for Russia 2018.
Robbins said: “I am very honoured and privileged to be going back over to play for St Kitts & Nevis again and very excited. It will be great to show the other side of the world my game which I didn’t really feel I did last time I played over there because of nerves but am ready for the challenge El Salvador are going to pose.
“I know we have a lot of qualities in the squad and we have enough to beat them.
“It is definitely going to be the hardest game of my life; hopefully both legs will be packed out and it will be a great atmosphere.
“I know St Kitts will be rocking as last time it was truly amazing.”
Robbins flies out to Mexico next Sunday for a training camp before heading to St Kitts for the first leg at Warner Park in Basseterre, on June 12.
El Salvador are currently ranked 84th in the world by Fifa however they have only won one of their last five games, drawing once and losing on three occasions.
In contrast St Kitts & Nevis are unbeaten in their last five outings, winning four games, including a 12-4 aggregate win over Turks and Caicos Islands in the first round of pre-qualifying.
Earlier this month the Sugar Boyz beat Barbados 3-1 in a friendly which Robbins was not involved in.