Simon Grayson praises Aston Villa loanee Callum Robinson's recent attitude

Preston North End

The forward scored his first goal of his second loan spell at Preston North End this week.

Preston North End have perhaps been the shock team of this season's Championship campaign. The club are currently ninth in the Championship after winning their last four games.

Tipped by many for relegation they have instead impressed with a solid back-line and are now loitering just outside the play-off places.

Their latest win came against relegation threatened Charlton Athletic at Deepdale. The result came courtesy of a goal form Callum Robinson, netting the winner after Joe Garner's opener was cancelled out by Johann Gudmundsson.

Robinson is on loan from Aston Villa. It is his second loan spell in the Championship this season - after struggling for regular football at Bristol City.

The Villa youngster has had to bide his time for opportunities and this was his first goal for the club since returning to the club he spent time with on loan last term.

Now the Preston boss Simon Grayson has had his say about the Villa loanee. He told the Lancashire Evening Post:

“Callum has been looking nice and sharp in training and it was good to see him affect the game after coming off the bench.

“He is desperate to get an opportunity to start, as are a number of other lads.

“But when the team are doing well, it is not easy to bring people into the team.”

Robinson has so far been used largely as a substitute for Preston but he showed his talent with an instinctive finish for his loan club this week.

Next season Aston Villa look likely to be playing in the Championship themselves and Robinson might just find himself playing regularly for his parent club.

Hopefully he will be able to reproduce some of these moments in a Villa shirt.

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