Ronnie Robinson, signed from Peterborough United, appeared in around forty league games for Exeter City at a difficult time in the club’s history. Having chiefly played for Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United, he featured just once more in the Football League after leaving St James’ Park.
Ronnie was playing for Sporting Club Vaux in the Wearside League when he joined Ipswich Town as an eighteen-year-old in November 1984. Subsequently released by the Suffolk club without appearing in the first team, Ronnie returned to the North East before being given a second chance in the professional ranks by Leeds United in November 1985 where he was to make 27 appearances. Moving to Doncaster Rovers in February 1987 for £5,000 he played 78 times in the league before, after an unsuccessful £80,000 move to West Bromwich Albion, making a further 86 league appearances during his time at Rotherham United. Stopping next at Peterborough United, Ronnie spent eighteen months at London Road before a July 1993 move to Exeter City.
Arriving at third-tier Exeter, for a reported fee of £25,000, Ronnie was twenty-six with around 240 Football League games to his name. Making his debut in the opening day defeat at Brentford on 14 August 1993, Ronnie found himself in a team destined to be relegated and was to stay for just one season either side of a brief mid-term loan stint at Huddersfield Town.
Save for a solitary appearance for Scarborough early in the following season, Ronnie’s professional career was over and he returned once more to Durham to play for Spennymoor United.
Appearances as Substitute
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