No go for Robson

Last updated : 23 January 2008 By Tony Scholes
Robson is very much a player in demand right now, and that's no surprise given his current rich vein of form that has seen him net six goals in his last four games including a hat trick against Hearts in the New Year Bank Holiday game at Tannadice.

Despite claims from Dundee United manager and former Leicester boss Craig Levein that they don't want to sell him it would be a surprise if he didn't move before the end of this month. It looks to me as though it is just a matter of them trying to get a bigger fee for him before giving him permission to move on.

Even Levein admitted that there was little they could do if the right offer came in because clubs in our league can offer bigger wages than they can. He said: "It's a fact of life that clubs in the Championship down south can offer wages we cannot hope to compete with. If a player gets the chance to double or triple his salary there is nothing we can do to stop him.

"If Barry does go, though, I would hope Dundee United are suitably compensated."

It is thought that Owen Coyle may turn his attentions towards a player currently out of the first team picture with an SPL club should he fail to capture Robson.