Drogheda United are delighted to announce the signing of forward Kyle Robinson from Shelbourne.
Kyle is a former Drogheda United Academy player, lining out for our U17 and U19 sides in 2018 and 2019.
The forward then made the move to St. Patrick’s Athletic where he won National League titles at both U17 and U19 level.
Robinson signed his first professional contract with the Saints in January 2021 before moving to Wexford FC on loan, scoring nine goals for the First Division side in 2021.
The now 20-year-old returned to St. Patrick’s Athletic in 2022, featuring for the Saints U19 side and first team, scoring in a 4-0 win against Drogheda on his league debut for St. Patrick’s Athletic.
Robinson made the move to Shelbourne ahead of the 2023 season, making his first league start in the 1-1 draw with Drogheda in May, and has scored three times in the Leinster Senior Cup this season, in games against Dundalk and Bohemians.
“It’s a place that I’ve kept very close to my heart since being here at a young age. I’m delighted to be back at the club and hopefully I can help bring success, and joy to the fans, and for myself, goals and playing time.”
“I made my debut last year and scored against Drogheda. So hopefully this time, it’ll be flipping the colours and doing it for Drogheda. I’m fast, like to get in the box and score goals, be a strong presence in there, and I’ll work my socks off for the team,” Robinson said.
Manager Kevin Doherty also expressed his delight following confirmation of Robinson’s return to the club.
“I’m delighted to get Kyle signed. Obviously we’ve been looking for a centre forward and he fits the bill well. I’ve known him a few years, he was here before when I was here with Tim.
“He’s done really well over the last couple of years, went out on loan to Wexford and did well. Went back to Pats then, scored a great goal here against us last year, and was very unlucky not to score against us earlier this season when he hit both posts.
“His work rate too, he definitely fits the profile of what we’ve been looking for, so I’m delighted to have him,” manager Kevin Doherty said.