Aston Villa youngster eager to extend loan spell

Callum Robinson wants to extend his loan spell at League One promotion-pushers Preston North End until the end of the season if Aston Villa don't need him.

Aston Villa youngster Callum Robinson has revealed he’d be keen to extend his stay at Preston North End until the end of the season to help the club sustain their promotion push.

The 19-year-old striker first joined the League One side in mid-September on a month-long loan, but his impressive attacking outings moved manager Simon Grayson to have his spell in the North West extended until January 3.

Making two starts in six appearances so far, he scored his first senior goal in Tuesday night’s 2-0 league win at Leyton Orient to help close the gap on table-toppers Bristol City, and wants to stay at Deepdale beyond the winter if Villa don’t require his services.

‘I have been talking to some of the lads here about the fact that I would love to stay until the end of the season,’ he told the Lancashire Evening Post.

‘And I would love to help Preston get promoted if I was to stop here.

‘I haven’t spoken to anyone at Villa yet about it, the loan runs until January which is still a couple of months away. Further down the line I’m sure the two clubs will talk.

‘If Villa don’t need me around in their first-team then I would love to stay because I’m enjoying it.’

Considered one of Villa’s brightest prospects, Robinson made his senior debut in a 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last September, before going on to make four Premier League cameos towards the end of the season.

The promising front man had been training with the first-team at the start of the new campaign, despite not seeing match action, but is now relishing his current run in the Preston side.

‘When I first came here I didn’t think I would get into the team straight away because Preston are a big club and there are some good players here,’ he said.

‘I have slowly worked my way in and have broken into the side in the last three games.

‘If I’m going to keep my place I will have to continue playing well and scoring goals.’

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