|Bobby’s league career began with Newcastle before he moved as a trainee to Nottingham Forest in December 1990. He spent eight years with the then Premiership side and enjoyed a brief loan period at Ipswich Town in 1997 before moving to Swindon Town in January 1998. He played four and a half seasons there, notching up over one hundred appearances and eleven goals from his midfield position. In the 2001/02 season it was his 76th minute goal that settled Swindon’s FA Cup tie with Hereford United, putting the team into a fourth round match with Manchester City.
Bobby signed with the Hawks two days before the start of the 2002/03 campaign and very quickly became a core component of the team, taking third place in that season’s Supporters’ Player of the Year award. During the 2003/04 campaign injury prevented him from becoming a constant in the side, but his presence on the pitch never fails to revolutionise the midfield.