Energetic midfielder Robin Shroot joined us in summer 2011 after impressing manager Graham Westley in a handful of pre-season appearances. It was the player’s first club after being released by Premier League outfit Birmingham City at the end of the 2010-1 campaign. A winger by trade, Shroot was rewarded with a two-year contract by Westley and enabled the player to get his career back on track after a handful of loan spells during his time at City; Walsall, Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town those sides to take Shroot on in his two years at St Andrews.
Joining Boro’ was an opportunity for Shroot to underline the Blues’ ill-judgement in letting him go without giving him much chance. But it also provided the Hertfordshire side with an opportunity to add a new, pacy dimension to their flanks heading into League One. During his time with us, he wasn’t afraid to chip in with some valuable goals; 11 being the full haul before moving on to pastures new in 2014 with a switch to Norwegian football.
Robin Shroot: Before Boro’
Prior to his move to Birmingham City, Shroot enjoyed a successful stint at Harrow Borough after initially joining the club on loan from AFC Wimbledon. In playing for the Dons, Shroot ensured he’d played for both incarnations of Wimbledon teams. We say that because the player was snapped up by the old Wimbledon as a young kid; eight-years-old to be exact. He left the Dons aged 16 and made a switch to Staines Town where his senior career got underway.