Cameron Archer is looking forward to the challenge of the Championship and he’s hoping to score plenty of goals for Preston North End during his loan spell from Aston Villa.
The 20-year-old forward has enjoyed a breakthrough year at his parent club, making three appearances in the Premier League while impressing in cup competition, and he will now join PNE for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
Speaking to iFollow PNE after signing, Cameron said: “I’m excited, I’m ready for the challenge and can’t wait to get started.
“It’s been a good journey so far and I’ve had the opportunity to go out on loan now to express myself.
“[My aim is to] just hopefully get some experience, some games under my belt and hopefully score some goals.”
The striker, who has scored ten goals in his nine appearances for Villa this season, has been working with plenty of quality under Steven Gerrard, contending with the likes of Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings up front.
Now sent out on loan to Deepdale – ahead of many other suitors who were chasing his services – Cameron’s goals are clear.
On his first meeting with manager Ryan Lowe, Cameron said: “It was a simple conversation really. He just wants me to come here and score goals, hopefully that’s what I’ll do.
“Hopefully [we can] reach the Play-Offs. As soon as I start training [the aim is to] work together as a team, better ourselves and start winning.
“Hopefully we can get a good bond together and hopefully it works on the pitch.”
The Walsall-born man has previous experience of a loan move, having spent time last season with Solihull Moors in the National League.
His rise this campaign has really caught the eye and he now feels ready for the challenge of Championship football.
“It’s definitely a different challenge,” he said. “The Championship is a high level. I’m looking forward to it.”
Watch Cameron's full interview now on iFollow PNE.