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Robinson Ready To Take His Chance

23 October 2017

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After signing a new deal at the club, Callum Robinson is prepared to be patient for his place in the starting Xl.

Robinson had an impressive season last year, but with strong competition within the squad, the 22-year-old has found a starting place hard to come by so far this season but knows his chance will come and is ready to take it when it does.

On his new contract, which keeps him at North End until at least the summer of 2020, the forward said: "I'm really happy to sign a new contract, I think we are going in the right direction, we've got good players and a good squad and I'm looking forward to the future.

"The gaffer has come in and it's been really good so far, results wise and with training, he's getting the best out of everyone and I'm looking forward to working with him now for the future and hopefully he can make me a better player.

The former Aston Villa man joined on a permanent deal last summer after three previous loan spells at Deepdale, and believes his time will come to make his mark on the team.

"When I signed from Villa last summer, I knew what I had to do and made sure I got myself in the team and I did that and I had a really good year last season.

"Obviously this season I haven't played as much as I would have liked but the lads have been doing really well.

"My time will come, you've just got to believe in yourself and hopefully I can get myself back in and kick on.

"The lads here in the team are flying, we have got a lot of confidence, a lot of youth, and players who are fearless so I think we are going places.

On the season so far, he continued: "No-one wants to be on the bench and I definitely don't want to be on the bench, it hurts.

"You have to stay strong mentally and keep working hard on the training pitch and show the gaffer what you can do and when you do get the chance on the pitch, just try to produce.

"Your time will come, it's football and that's part of it. There's no bad eggs in the team, everyone wants to keep working hard, the lads who are in the team are still working hard and you've just got to make sure you're ready when your chance comes."

Robinson feels that his new contract shows that the manager has faith in him, and is hoping to repay that once his opportunity comes along.

"Obviously I'm signing a new contract so if the manager hadn't seen something in me on the training pitch or out on the pitch then I wouldn't be signing it.

There's a lot of belief in me to give me the new contract, I know that and I'm ready to keep working hard as I've been doing, when the chance comes I will take it and we move on into the future."

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