Preston target Callum Robinson was left as an unused substitute by West Bromwich Albion last night


Preston target Callum Robinson was left as an unused substitute by West Bromwich Albion last night

Preston want Callum Robinson and may have been buoyed by him playing no part of West Bromwich Albion’s 1-1 draw against Watford on Monday night.

Two of the so -called ‘yo-yo clubs’ were in action on Monday as Watford travelled to West Brom.

The game was lit up by a stunning goal by Ismaila Sarr, who spotted David Button off his line and scored from his own half.

Karlan Grant scored a superb equaliser for the Baggies but Sarr did have a chance to win the game having won a late penalty.


Sarr’s terrible penalty was saved by Button though, giving the Senegal international a true hero to zero moment.

Preston want Callum Robinson

Preston fans may have had one eye on that game because of Callum Robinson’s situation.

Robinson was named on the bench for Monday’s game and stayed there as Steve Bruce chose not to bring him on at all.

Matt Phillips, Adam Reach and Okay Yokuslu were all brought on but Robinson was left unused by the West Brom boss.

This again feed into the idea that Robinson isn’t in Bruce’s main plans this season and that West Brom would be willing to let him go.

The main suitor for Robinson so far has been Preston, with North End keen to bring him back to Deepdale.

Reports from The Express and Star earlier this summer suggested that Preston were lining up a move to re-sign Robinson.

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Robinson had a long association with North End having signed on loan three times from Aston Villa before joining permanently in 2016.

After 12 goals in 27 league games during the 2018-19 season, Robinson earned a big move to Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Robinson was then sent to West Brom and whilst seven goals and nine assists last season wasn’t a terrible record, his Baggies role appears to be shrinking.

It’s still a big ask for Preston to sign him though; Robinson will be on significant wages and paying a transfer fee to West Brom will be difficult for North End.

Fans will cling onto hope of a deal though and seeing Robinson kicking his heels on the West Brom bench last night will only add to that hope.

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