Callum Robinson joined PNE for his third spell at the club yesterday and many took to Twitter to welcome him back.
The youngster has previously played for the Lilywhites on two occasions, both of them coming for the club last year. In his first spell, he impressed many and Simon Grayson had hoped to keep him for a lot longer.
However, he was recalled to Aston Villa only for him not to feature and then re-sign with Preston on loan in January until the end of the season. In his second spell, his performances weren’t as dynamic but he still made a good contribution to the side and he was part of the squad as PNE were promoted to the Championship.
After a brief spell on loan at Bristol City earlier this season, where he failed to get much gametime, he ended his loan spell and joined up once more with the Lilywhites.
With Will Keane back at Man United, he could prove to be a good replacement for him, as it is likely that he will be played in that position.
Most PNE fans on Twitter were happy that he was at Deepdale again and they were quick to welcome him back.
— David Rigby (@DavidRigby88) January 5, 2016
— Dan Wheeler (@DanWheeler1995) January 5, 2016
— jonathan caunce (@jcaunce) January 5, 2016
— Michael Cookson (@MikeCookson1) January 5, 2016
However, there were some who weren’t keen on the idea of seeing Robinson back in a Preston shirt and they claimed he had a lot to prove…
Completely underwhelmed by the loan signing of Callum Robinson on loan for Pne.#pnefc
— Michael Farrer (@potomos) January 5, 2016
I'll always support every player who pulls on the shirt, but Robinson has a lot to do to impress. #PNEFC
— The Voice (@WIBGPNE) January 5, 2016
Plus, we conducted a poll on The 72 Lilywhites Twitter last night before the signing was made today, asking if fans would be happy if he was to make his return. The results came in and 68% claimed they wouldn’t have him back!
But, the main thing is that he IS back in Preston colours – the question is, is all the praise justified? Will he prove to be a success in his third loan spell at PNE? We’ll have to wait and see…