THEO Robinson has notched up a special goal milestone – but insists he would gladly swap any personal glory for precious points in Colchester United’s promotion push.

The 31-year-old striker achieved a century of Football League goals when he netted in the U’s 3-2 defeat against Grimsby Town, in midweek.

Robinson has scored five goals in his last four games for Colchester and has found the net 12 times in total for them, this season.

However, the on-loan Southend United forward says he would exchange any goals for League Two points, as the U’s push for promotion.

Robinson said: “As a striker, you want to hit the 100 league goal mark.

“It’s good on a personal note, to join that club.

“I think I got to the 100 career-goal mark at Southend, last year.

“I’m going to try to get to 200 now and on a personal note, it’s going well but as I always say, I’d swap the goals for points to be honest.

“We need to keep going and believing in what we want to do.

“At the minute, I’m playing every game and I’m enjoying it – that’s probably why I’m reaping the benefits.

“When you’re starting, you’re getting more opportunities compared to when you’re coming on as a sub in the last ten or 20 minutes when we might be chasing the game or losing it.

“When I’m starting, I’m more relaxed and you can probably try different things.

“Now I’ve got a consistent level of playing and the rewards are happening, on a personal note but it’s more about the team and getting promotion.”

Robinson this weekend returns to Port Vale, where he made 14 appearances in the 2015-16 season.

His first goal for Vale came against Colchester at Vale Park in March, 2016 – but the experienced striker is focused very much on helping the U’s secure three points tomorrow.

“I’m looking forward to the game and it’s one of my old clubs,” said Robinson, who has 117 goals to his name in all competitions.

“I know their centre-back Leggy (Leon Legge) so I’m looking forward to a bit of war time with him.

“It was a brief spell; I was only there for six months.

“I was at Motherwell and the manager got sacked after two weeks.

“Port Vale had been interested that summer but I didn’t go and chose Motherwell.

“But then January came around and I went to Port Vale for a bit.

“It wasn’t really the best of times but I’m looking forward to the game on Saturday.

“There were times there when I’d probably say I wasn’t enjoying my football after what happened at Motherwell with the manager leaving and I’d just had my little one, as well.

“In that sense, my mindset wasn’t brilliant for Port Vale but now I’m at Colchester and I’ve got a different challenge ahead and I’m looking forward to.”