TYRELL Robinson may still be a rookie in playing terms after just one season of senior football.

But he is no novice when it comes to proving yourself all over again to a new boss.

It’s not just the fans who are waiting anxiously for news from Valley Parade over the next appointment.

As the head-coach search heads into a third week, the players will be equally as keen to find out who they will be working under when they come back for pre-season.

Matt Kilgallon admitted last week that his family holiday will be interrupted with plenty of checks on the mobile to glean any news from the City hierarchy. He will not be alone in that.

A new gaffer – head coach or manager, call them what you will – means a new start for the current squad.

But that will not present the culture shock for the younger members of the dressing room that it might have done before.

For Robinson and the like, it will be more a case of “here we go again”.

The flying winger, one of the major pluses in an ultimately underwhelming campaign, has already been through the initiation of working under a different voice.

When Stuart McCall was suddenly sacked in February, the youngster had to win over short-term successor Simon Grayson.

Robinson achieved that – making a point from the start with the first goal of Grayson’s reign against Charlton – and won’t be daunted by the prospect of having to press the reset button once more in July.

For him, adapting once more to a different boss is just another stage of his football development.

“I think it can be a good thing because everyone is back at a level playing field,” he said. “It is not like people are starting in front of others.

“When the last manager came in, I told all the under-23 players that everyone is level now.

“It’s a case of proving what you can do and everyone had to work hard to get themselves into the team. Obviously I was also telling myself that.

“But the change can be good because it means you have to keep pushing yourself.”

Robinson started four of Grayson’s first nine games at the helm and came off the bench in three others, including that first night at the Valley when he popped up with a late headed equaliser.

But a successful debut year, which earned a new contract in January, was brought to a premature end on a stretcher after a collision with Portsmouth’s Nathan Thompson.

That shoulder injury ruled out Robinson for the final five games – but he intends to be fit and firing for Grayson’s successor.

Robinson has learned his lesson about preparing properly for the season after an eye-opening introduction to City lift last year.

He added: “It was difficult at the start. When I first got here, I was miles behind everybody.

“Because I have come from a different background and we did not do a lot of running, when I came here and was doing a lot, I wasn’t used to it.

“Once I got my chance in the first team, I just wanted to take it and carry on. But I would still go over quite a few things from the start of the season.

“It has been a rollercoaster and there have been a lot of ups and downs and a few injuries. However, I have achieved some of the things I wanted to but the most important is to keep myself in the team by playing well.

“I have to give 100 per cent in everything I do and when you do that, the work-rate comes with it. You get fit by doing that.”

The new head coach will also inherit a more-rounded player. Robinson’s pace out wide will remain a potent weapon in the attacking philosophy that owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp want their eventual choice to implement.

But he has also adapted to more defensive duties when required with the experience of trying different roles at wing back and even full back.

“It is still nice to play wherever,” he admitted. “Just to be on the pitch is a start for me.

“When I came here, I didn’t really want to play wing-back. But now I’ve learned it’s just another way to play and show you can do it in different positions.

“I’d say I’ve got used to it since I’ve been at the club. I’ve learned since the start that it doesn’t matter where I have to play.”