Sam Robson hopes his Headingley memories will inspire him when he goes out to bat against Yorkshire in Middlesex's County Championship clash.

The opening batsman scored his only Test century to date in Leeds against Sri Lanka last summer before being replaced at the top of the order by Jonathan Trott before Yorkshire Adam Lyth.

And the 25-year-old will look to sneak into the home dressing room at some point to see his name on the honours board for those who have scored Test centuries for England on that ground.

He said: “I think when you've had some success at a ground it helps with your confidence. I'll be approaching it like every other innings. The fact I've scored runs there before is a good thing.

“I don't know how I'll get in the dressing room to see the honours board unless I dart in there one night after they lock up or something.

“It's a special ground where I scored my Test match hundred. It's a new game but Yorkshire are a strong side who have a couple of the England guys coming back. We've had a good start and won three from six.”

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The reigning champions are expected to be the team to beat but Middlesex have been dogged fighters through the season to win three of their opening six games, while they have staved off defeats in others.

And Robson hopes his side can maintain their consistency during the season and pick up silverware in September.

He added: “Yorkshire are the team to beat but it's a tough division and you've got to play good cricket consistently and pick up your wins along the way as well as your draws and points.

“The fact we've been hard to beat is as important as winning. When you're not losing you're not giving other sides a win. It's going to be a hard game next week.”

Robson has made starts this season but has only gone on once, making 178 against Durham and he is keen to add more runs for his county this season.

He said: “It was good to get the big hundred against Durham and hopefully another big score is around the corner.

“It's been a good start to the season and we're top of the Championship. Hopefully it can continue. I want to keep continuing to contribute to Middlesex wins as much as I can.”