Callum Robinson suffered a hamstring injury against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday that will sideline him for up to three months.

The in-form Republic of Ireland striker scored his ninth goal in 13 games for Preston before going off injured.

He is the second Irish attacker at Deepdale to succumb to a hamstring injury in recent times, with former Cork City player Sean Maguire also out until the new year.

It is unfortunate timing for both men, who would be keen to impress new Ireland boss Mick McCarthy ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers, which begin in March.

"Callum is going to be out for a minimum of three months, and we will get an opinion on that this week as to whether he will need surgery," Preston manager Alex Neil said at a press conference Monday.

"It’s really bad news for everyone connected with the club because he has been our talisman this year. It’s the first real injury of his career and naturally he’s gutted, and we are all gutted for him.

"He is having the season of his life so it’s hugely disappointing for everyone at the club. The other lads will be disappointed too, they are all good mates."