18. Martin Robinson (1984-1987)

“Who’s that scoring goals? Who’s that scoring goals? Martin, Martin Robinson!” So went the chant following his arrival from Charlton, the last in a long line of acquisitions from Keith Peacock’s former club. He scored the winner at Burnley on his debut, a massive victory psychologically as it came on the back of the 7-1 defeat at York. And score he continued to do, one of the most natural finishers I’ve ever seen at the club although he was brought in as a winger. Consecutive last-minute goals in home fixtures with York (emphatic revenge!) and Swansea sealed his popularity. He eventually bagged 31 in 121 appearances during the most entertaining and successful three seasons of the Peacock reign. Never got his shorts dirty and read Smash Hits on away journeys. Last seen in a Gills shirt disconsolately bursting a balloon on the Selhurst Park pitch after the play-off defeat against Swindon.

121 apps, 31 goals

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