Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Callum Robinson's Preston return

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How Aston Villa fans took the news of Paul Lambert's decision to send striker Callum Robinson back to Preston North End on loan for the rest of the season.

With Callum Robinson returning to Preston North End on loan before the transfer deadline, a sizeable number of Aston Villa fans were once again left puzzled at manager Paul Lambert’s handling of his development this season.

Robinson, 20, first joined the League One side on a month-long loan in mid-September, but his impressive attacking outings moved manager Simon Grayson to have his spell in the North West extended until the New Year.

The Promising striker netted five goals in 11 games during his Deepdale spell, including an FA Cup hat-trick against Havant & Waterlooville, but he was then recalled on November 25 after Darren Bent’s loan move to Brighton opened up a first-team spot.

Given his run of form, some fans expressed concern at the time over the decision to move him from regular football into a potential bench role, and their sentiment was compounded after the England Under-20 international failed to even see a minute of Premier League football over the coming months.

One of the club’s most exciting prospects, having made his senior debut in September 2013, Villa’s ongoing scoring troubles had led to calls for him to be given a chance to establish himself in the side, with Lambert failing to bring in another front man during the transfer window.

News of a Preston return amid the team’s run of 612 top-flight minutes without a goal has not gone down well, therefore, with the following being some of the Twitter reactions from supporters to his departure for the rest of the season.

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