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Stephen Robinson says St Mirren will do all they can to protect players' health amid brain disease fears and discusses friendly plans

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Stephen Robinson insists St Mirren will “play their part” in protecting players from developing dementia after they’ve retired.

The Scottish FA announced strict new guidance this week which limits the number of headers players need to make in training, with repeated heading exercises now limited to just once a week.

They must also not be carried out at all either the day before or after a match. The decision comes in the wake of research carried out by the SFA and the University of Glasgow which discovered footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die as a result of a brain disease than the general public.

While the move will cause some disruption to the Buddies’ training schedule, Robinson firmly believes that pales into insignificance when it comes to footballers’ long-term health.

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