Sam unhappy over Robbo snub

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has hit out at Fabio Capello for omitting goalkeeper Paul Robinson from his England squad for this summer's World Cup finals.

The 30-year-old, who has won more than 40 caps, missed out on a place in the 30-man provisional squad, with Capello opting for David James, Robert Green and Joe Hart as his three keepers.

Allardyce told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph:"I am staggered totally. It is completely the wrong decision.

"If you look at his form for Rovers, there has not been a better goalkeeper who has been so consistent.

"It clearly can't be anything else than Fabio has something else against him, because he has always said the people in form would get selected.

"There is nobody better than Paul Robinson at the moment, so there must be something before that that has happened to put him off him – as a person and not as a goalkeeper.

"He has made the biggest mistake of his selection process has Fabio. As much as I respect him for what he has done, that is one big, big mistake.

"I am really disappointed for him and I am really disappointed Fabio hasn't selected him, but I am bound to say that because I am Paul Robinson's manager."

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