Football League Transfer Talk: Including Robinson and Doyle

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Blackburn, Wolves, Cardiff City and Hull city all feature.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that they are happy to let goalkeeper Paul Robinson leave the club on loan. Robinson is thought to be keen on playing regular first team football and has been linked with a move to West Ham United. Blackburn have said he’s free to leave if the right offer comes in.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle says he would have loved the chance to move to Celtic last month. Doyle was being linked with a loan move to Celtic as Norwich repeatedly tried to get a bid accepted for key striker Gary Hooper on the last day of the transfer window.

Robert Earnshaw has returned to Championship club Cardiff City following a loan spell in Israel. The striker had been on loan with Maccabi Tel Aviv but has confirmed he’s moved back to the Welsh club to aid their push for Premier League promotion over the second half of the season.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has slammed the conduct of DJ Campbell and his representatives in the transfer window last month. Hull were hoping to secure a deal for the former QPR forward who has defended himself by saying he gave Hull plenty of time to sort out a deal.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway says he is delighted with the business he did last month. Palace lost Wilfried Zaha in a high profile move to Manchester United but landed key forwards Stephen Dobbie and Kevin Phillips who have both played for Holloway before.

Alex McLeish says it was a mistake not to force through the transfer of Birmingham City winger Chris Burke. Burke scored twice for Birmingham over the weekend against Forest and McLeish says he regrets not having done more to make the move happen last month.

League One side Coventry City are preparing to launch an assault on the loan transfer window. The League One giants are just outside the play-off places in the third tier and have allowed key players to leave which means they can pay higher profile targets a good wage deal.

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