Last Updated: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:39
Paul Robinson has confirmed that he is focused on Blackburn and ruled out a possible return to the international fold with England.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper turned his back on the Three Lions when he retired in August 2010 having been overlooked by then coach Fabio Capello.
However, with the Italian tactician stepping down last month, reports have surfaced suggesting his long-term successor could approach Robinson about making a return in time for this summer's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
But Robinson, who is relishing his promotion to the captaincy at Ewood Park following the departures of Chris Samba and Ryan Nelsen, insists that his club form has improved since he quit the international scene and his only priority is to do well for Rovers and keep them in the Premier League this season.
"It's not about there being too many bad memories in the past," said Robinson in the Lancashire Telegraph. "It's just I'm enjoying playing for Blackburn Rovers and I'm concentrating on that.
"I'm just focusing on keeping Blackburn in the Premier League. Being away from England has definitely helped. It has helped me as a person and as a player.
"I've been out of that for a while now and it has helped me enjoy my football.
"I love playing my football here. I love being part of the team and the club's set-up and there is nothing to change at the moment.
"There is nothing else to worry about. That is the main reason I retired from international football. I can recharge the batteries more.
"I'm 32 and feel I can benefit more from staying with my own team, working on my own game and maybe having a rest when needed rather than training every day and having to sit and watch a game that I am not involved in."
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