Aston Villa's Callum Robinson shows his potential, scores winning goal for England Under-20's

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Aston Villa youngster Callum Robinson found the net for the England Under-20's this afternoon.

Aston Villa may have an FA Cup final against Arsenal to focus on this evening, but one of their younger players has been in action for the England Under-20's.

Forward Callum Robinson has come up through the youth setup at Villa Park, and has spent the majority of the season out on loan at newly-promoted Championship club Preston North End, scoring seven goals in 28 games for Simon Grayson's men as the Lilywhites achieved promotion.

Unfortunately for the youngster, he wasn't able to play in Preston's 4-0 play-off final win over Swindon Town last weekend as Villa boss Tim Sherwood wanted to keep Robinson at Villa to take a look at him before pre-season training begins.

This weekend, with Villa at Wembley to take on Arsenal, Robinson is away on international duty with the England Under-20's taking part in the Toulon Tournament.

Having been left out of the line-up against Morocco in midweek, Robinson was handed a start by manager Aidy Boothroyd against Ivory Coast today - and Robinson scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory for the Three Lions.

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom scored the opener for England, but it was Robinson's strike which clinched a vital win for England as the tournament progresses.

Given the success of fellow Villa youngster Jack Grealish under Sherwood, Robinson will now be hoping that he can replicate those exploits next term as a first-team player at Villa Park - especially considering how Villa have struggled in the final third over the last year.

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