Antonee Robinson Targets Everton First-Team Berth

  • May 10, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Antonee Robinson believes his time at Bolton has improved him as a player and he has targeted a place in the Everton first-team next season.

Robinson, who was loaned to Wanderers as a relative unknown last August, made 34 appearances during his time at Macron Stadium and also earned himself a first call-up to the United States national team.

Having returned to Goodison Park following the conclusion of the Championship campaign, the 20-year-old admits to struggling during his early days with the Trotters but says the experience he received will benefit his long-term career path.

"I did not play as much as I would have liked at the start of the season and that was difficult but I needed to be ready when I was put in the team and I took my chance," Robinson told evertonfc.com.

"I am not sure I was comfortable straightway. In my first couple of games I made some little errors because of my lack of experience.

"I would find myself in positions that could cost us goals and was thinking, 'I need to get my act together soon'.

"But the older players help you, they recognise it and help you iron out your mistakes. I learned progressively, became more comfortable and grew in confidence.

"I did well and feel like I have developed as a player and established a minimum level I can play at. I would definitely say I am a much better player than I was at the start of the season.

"I have all that experience under my belt and have learned a lot more about the game. Now I want to improve and kick on.

"Next season will be the biggest of my life, whatever happens. Whether I break through at Everton or go on loan again to get more experience before my time comes.

"But I do believe if I work hard enough there is a chance for me to get in the first team at Everton. However they want me to do that, I am willing to give it my all."

Sky Bet Championship Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
3 West Bromwich Albion 4 7
4 Aston Villa 3 7
5 Bolton Wanderers 3 7
6 Swansea City 3 7
7 Nottingham Forest 4 6
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Who is Bolton's 2017/18 Player of the Year?
53.85% Ben Alnwick
13.11% Sammy Ameobi
10.49% Karl Henry
8.39% Antonee Robinson
4.98% David Wheater
3.41% Mark Beevers
2.1% Mark Little
1.84% Josh Vela
1.57% Darren Pratley
0.26% Reece Burke