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Robinson 'Feeling Sharp' After Getting Back In The Goals

20 April 2019

After missing four months of the season through injury, three goals in his last two games have seen Callum Robinson climb back to the top of the goalscoring charts at Preston North End.

The forward was in outstanding form prior to an injury which kept him sidelined for a long period, but after returning to action in recent weeks, the 24-year-old is enjoying be back amongst the goals and finding that early season form.

Speaking to iFollow PNE on Saturday ahead of Monday's trip to Wigan Athletic, Robinson said: "Because I have never had an injury, I didn't know how long it would take me to get back to how I was before.

"It didn't help that I was probably playing the best I have played in my career so far before I got injured. So to hit those heights straight away was obviously going to be hard and the games we had when I did come back were tough games as well.

"I am gradually getting there now, week by week, it's just annoying that the season is going to be ending soon but I'm happy to be back now and feeling sharp."

With a trip to a local rival next up for Alex Neil's men, Robinson is hoping PNE can continue their impressive form in derbies when they take on the Latics on Easter Monday.

"I have played in a few derbies now and even I get the banter on social media, it's about getting those bragging rights and I think for the fans as well, going in to work the next day or just knowing that your team is higher up in the league, beating the local teams is always a big deal and we all know that."

On the opposition, Callum admitted that Friday's result against Leeds United will give the hosts plenty of confidence, but the Lilywhites will be more than ready for the contest as they look to end the season with a positive run of results.

"That will definitely give them a boost, hopefully they are a little bit more tired than us considering they played with ten men at Leeds because we know how they play!

"Wigan are a good team though, they are well organised and we will work on them and see how we are going to try and break them down and how we are going to stop them as well because they are a threat.

"I think we were going through a little bit of a sticky situation for a few games before we last played them and then we played Wigan and got that positive result and then we kicked on after that. Hopefully we can go there, do the same as we did at home, and then kick on for the next two games after that and it would be a good end to the season." He continued.

"The last two or three weeks haven't been good results wise, so it was good to go out on Friday and perform, get some goals, get a cleansheet so we can kick on now for the next three games.

Watch the full interview with Callum on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video above.


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