CALLUM: EXTRA WORK IS HELPING PRESTON
GOAL-SHY Preston are in need of any help they can get, so manager Simon Grayson will be happy to hear that striker Callum Robinson is leaving no stone unturned.
Prior to the weekend, Aston Villa loanee Robinson had scored two goals in as many games after a run of five outings without success at the start of his Preston spell.
The 21-year-old suffered similar misfortune while at Bristol City earlier this season, with just the one strike from seven matches, but that’s where a helping hand approached him.
Former Mansfield striker Allan Russell runs a company called Superior Striker, whose clients include West Brom’s Saido Berahino and Burnley hot shot Andre Gray. It holds bespoke one-to-one sessions for forwards.
And Robinson believes the extra work with Russell is handing him an advantage on the pitch.
“Allan has been working with a lot of top strikers and attacking players,” he said.
“We got it going and I don’t do it a lot, but I try to fit it in when I can around training and matches.
“It’s one-on-one work and what we do depends on what he wants to put me through.
“We work on stuff inside the box, such as sharp movements and one-touch finishing.
“He has been really helping me and has been watching my games. I think he has really helped me.
“I always do extra work here at Preston anyway. I do lots with Joe Garner and Daniel Johnson.We have little competitions.”
Preston had returned just 33 goals from 34 Championship games before the weekend, the worst of any team in the top half.
Robinson added: “Hopefully, I can get some more goals.
“I want to help the team get wins and at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter if I am not scoring as long as we are winning.”
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