The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Stu­art Mar­shall

BLACK­POOL de­fender Clark Robert­son has won praise from man­ager Neil McDon­ald af­ter a mad dash to Scot­land to be at the birth of his son be­fore re­turn­ing to play in Tues­day night’s 1-1 draw at Ch­ester­field.

Robert­son, 22, hit the road from Black­pool in the early hours of Mon­day morn­ing and drove 300 miles to be with his part­ner Karla when she gave birth to Cole Tay­lor Robert­son at 7am.

He then flew back to take his place in the side and com­pleted the 90 min­utes.

“I got the call at 12.30am and got in the car as soon as I could,” said Robert­son. “I made it to the birth just in time.”

McDon­ald was im­pressed by Robert­son’s ef­forts and he said: “Clark went back up to Scot­land and came back just be­fore the game, so his per­for­mance was a real credit.

“He flew down be­fore the game and has left his car up in Scot­land.

“Con­sid­er­ing all that, his per­for­mance was out­stand­ing. He put a real shift in for the team and for his new son.”

RACE: Clark Robert­son

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