England U20 international striker Callum Robinson has joined the Lilywhites on a youth loan and goes straight into the squad for the home game against Chesterfield.
A product of the Villains’ youth academy, the Northampton-born front man made his debut for Paul Lambert’s side against Tottenham in September 2013 and made further appearances in the Premier League in 2013/14.
Callum has played for England at youth level from U16 all the way up to U20, making his debut in their win over Romania just 11 days ago, where he scored twice in a 6-0 triumph for Aidy Boothroyd’s men at Telford.
Manager Simon Grayson was delighted to add Callum to his attacking options after a weekend that saw his squad depleted by injuries and suspensions, he said: “It is no secret that we have needed another striker in.
“He's a player we have watched a lot. Villa hold him in high regard and that is why they have only just allowed him to come out on loan.
“He has a great attitude, is pacy, tricky and can play down the middle or wide in a three. His is an England international and we have beaten a lot of other clubs to his signature.
“We are very grateful to Paul Lambert for allowing him to come here and hopefully it will benefit Villa, the player and of course ourselves.”
Callum has been given the No.27 shirt and goes straight into the squad for the visit of Paul Cook’s Spireites to Deepdale and he is also eligible for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie with Port Vale as well as the league games during the period.