PFA pay tribute to Tommy Robson

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The PFA is deeply saddened by the passing of former Peterborough United player Tommy Robson, aged 76.

Robson's career spanned over two decades, making over 600 appearances in the Football League. Robson played for Newcastle United as a junior but following his release joined Northampton Town aged 15. Robson represented England at youth level, going on to play for Chelsea before returning to Newcastle United in 1966.  

In 1968, Robson joined Peterborough United, where he would stay for 13 years to become club captain, playing a record 559 time for Posh, scoring 128 times for the side and twice named player of the season. Robson is an integral part of the clubs history, with owner Darragh MacAnthony describing Robson on twitter as the "heartbeat of our football club."

Robson went on to manage the side's youth team, was a match day commentator on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and a patron of the Posh Supporters Trust. 

Robson was recognised earlier this year for his contribution to Peterborough when he was awarded the freedom of the city by Peterborough City Council in a virtual ceremony. He was notably also the first inductee to the Peterborough United Hall of Fame in 2008.

The thoughts of everyone at the PFA are with Tommy's family and friends at this difficult time.