CARL ROBINSON wants to forget about international disappointments by strengthening Sunderland's case for promotion.

Robinson was in the Welsh squad that lost to England last Saturday at Old Trafford and then against Poland in midweek at the Millennium Stadium - virtually ending hopes of a place in the 2006 World Cup.

But the Sunderland midfielder will be in Mick McCarthy's starting line-up today as the Black Cats aim to climb further up the Championship table by defeating Millwall at the Stadium of Light.

McCarthy's side are six points adrift of an automatic promotion place after losing just one of their last six league games.

And Robinson, after a goalless home draw with Derby in their last outing, is desperate to help Sunderland back to winning ways by claiming maximum points against Dennis Wise's Millwall.

"Club football is the bread and butter and internationals are the bonus," said Robinson. "We have got to get this club back into the Premier where it belongs.

"It was not nice to lose to the English boys last weekend and the stick that goes with it but it was not just that defeat because we then lost to Poland. They were both major set-backs.

"But it's back to Sunderland now and we want to go on another good run. After the last game against Derby we were all disappointed because we have to be bold enough to break teams down.

"We only won game early on but we have won four, drawn one and lost one from our last six so we can't be disappointed.

"A few wins and we will be right back up there among the leaders. The league is suggesting that any team from about eight or nine can go up and I thought that would be the case right from the start."

* Chris Coleman has pledged his future to Fulham by ruling himself out of the running for the Wales manager's job.

The Cottagers boss has been linked to the position as the Welsh FA step up their search for a successor to Mark Hughes.

Coleman said: ''I'm flattered to be linked with the Wales job. I'm a passionate Welshman and love playing for my country and managing the national side is something I'd love to do one day.

''But I'm not ready for it yet and I don't want to do it because I'm loving being at Fulham."

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