'Got me out my seat' - Exclusive: Robinson drools over West Ham youngster in loan display
Paul Robinson admits that West Ham loanee Nathan Holland got him out of his seat with his performance for Oxford United against Newcastle United.
The former Leeds United and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says the 21-year-old winger looks like an exciting talent who is set for a bright future.
Holland helped Oxford come back from 2-0 down to come back and level the scores in regular time against the Magpies, his injury-time volley raising the roof the Kassam Stadium.
Despite seeing the Premier League outfit go on and win the game 3-2, Robinson says that he was mightily impressed with what he saw from the promising West Ham youngster on Tuesday night.
Robinson told Football Insider: “It was a brilliant finish, it got me out my seat when that one went in, what a finish that was.
“He looks like a natural finisher, natural talent, very direct. Another good player to come through West Ham’s youth system.
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“Obviously being very well utilised, put out on loan, get his game time and get some experience. At a club like that, with Karl Robinson in charge, it can only be good for his development working under Karl.”
Holland has been a mainstay for Robinson’s men since joining on loan in the January transfer window, featuring in all six of the club’s games following his arrival.
He has a total of four senior appearances under his belt for his parent club, one of which came against Oxford in the League Cup earlier this season.
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