York City released Northern Irish defender Josh Robinson on Thursday and that led to two Belfast clubs claiming his signature.


Linfield and Robinson’s former club Crusaders both claimed that the defender had signed contracts with them.

On the official Linfield website, team manager and former Northern Ireland striker David Healy said “I’m delighted to be able to advise our supporters that Josh Robinson has agreed to join Linfield.

“Josh is a player I have admired and have been keen to bring to the club to increase the competition levels within our squad.”

However, that was quickly followed by Crusaders claiming that Robinson had signed a pre-contract agreement to return to the club on 9 June.

They went on to state that the IFA has all of the documentation that a deal had been struck.

“It is great to have Josh back in the fold,” said Crusaders treasurer Tommy Whiteside.

It is hoped that the situation could be resolved on Friday as the IFA clarify which club has signed the player.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
Image: York City FC

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