Lambert backs Aston Villa youngster's Preston loan spell

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Callum Robinson's month-long loan spell at Preston North End will do his development the world of good.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is tipping teenage striker Callum Robinson for success during his loan spell at Preston North End.

One of the club’s brightest prospects, Robinson moved to Preston for a month earlier this week, before featuring as a 67th-minute substitute in the League One side’s 3-3 draw at home to Chesterfield.

Having made his Premier League debut last season, while also starring for the club’s reserve team, Lambert believes that the England under-20 international has a bright future ahead of him and thinks his lower league stint will do wonders for his development.

‘I think it's good for him,’ he told the club’s official website. ‘Going on loan is more beneficial for him than playing with the development squad.

‘I think he's gone to a good club with a good stadium. It will do him the world of good to go and play regular men's football.

‘It's important and it will certainly help him. It makes you grow up pretty quick.’

Aged 19, Robinson signed a new two-year deal at Villa Park in late-June, along with midfielder Gary Gardner, but, with just 50 minutes of top-flight experience this far, his spell at Deepdale set to prove the first real test of his first-team credentials.

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