Ireland striker Robinson impresses with two goals for Premier League-bound Sheffield United

The 24-year-old moved from Preston North End to join the Blades two weeks ago.

The forward scored twice in the second half against Barnsley.
The forward scored twice in the second half against Barnsley.
Image: Nick Potts

CALLUM ROBINSON HAS taken like a duck to water at Sheffield United, with the Ireland international scoring twice yesterday in a 4-1 friendly win away to Barnsley.

The highly-rated 24-year-old, who was Preston North End’s top scorer in the Championship last season with 12 goals in 27 appearances, completed a move to the Blades two weeks ago.

Ben Osborn opened the scoring for Sheffield on Saturday night, with Cameron McGeehan levelling shortly after half-time.

Robinson turned the pre-season affair in his side’s favour late on, however, firstly bringing his new club back ahead with a sublime effort on his left foot from outside the box, which curled brilliantly into the back of the net.

He then added another 17 minutes later after team-mate Luke Freeman found Robinson free at the back post for an easy finish to complete his brace.

Robinson made his senior Ireland debut in September last year during a Uefa Nations League meeting with Wales.

He has gone on to make eight appearances for the Boys in Green, most recently starting for Mick McCarthy’s side during last month’s 2-0 Euro qualifier victory over Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium.

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