The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

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.”

EF­FORT: Cal­lum Robin­son

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