OLLIE ROBINSON wants to repay Sussex’s faith after agreeing a new deal at Hove.

The 24-year-old seamer, pictured, is off to a great start, taking 5-24 as the county moved into a strong position in their Championship tussle with Leicestershire at Hove.

News of Robinson’s contract was released shortly after he helped reduce the visitors to 44-9 with a near unplayable new-ball spell from the Cromwell Road End.

Robinson, let go by Yorkshire when they were coached by Jason Gillespie, has enjoyed a new lease of life since arriving in 2015.

He moved on to 51 Championship wickets for the season during the spell which helped his side build a lead of 340 runs on day two of their must-win Specsavers division two tussle.

Robinson’s performances are likely to have attracted interest around the county circuit.

But he told The Argus: “There was no doubt in my mind.

“I’d like to be loyal to Sussex and repay the chance they gave me in the first place.

“I love it here. I love the lads, I love living here so it was never a doubt in my mind.”

Gillespie described Robinson as “a lovely lad and a great cricketer” when he showed him the door at Headingley.

But he also cited unprofessional behaviour, believed to relate to time-keeping. Gillespie has been hugely impressed with the bowler’s progress since they were reunited at Hove this season.

Robinson said: “It has been a very good season personally and I feel I have contributed to the team, which is very pleasing.

“I got on with Dizzy (Gillespie) well at Yorkshire.

“I was a lot younger, I made mistakes and obviously I get on well with him now.

“It’s just blossoming into a nice relationship.”