Preston North End attacker Callum Robinson makes his Republic of Ireland debut

Callum Robinson takes on Wales' Chris Mepham when making his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland
Callum Robinson takes on Wales' Chris Mepham when making his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland

Preston North End front man Callum Robinson made his competitive Republic of Ireland debut in their UEFA Nations League 4-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

Robinson qualifies to play for the Emerald Isle through his late grandmother and has switched to play for them after featuring at four age levels for England.

Callum Robinson challenges for a high ball

Callum Robinson challenges for a high ball

After playing in a testimonial for the Irish against Celtic in May, the 23-year-old was handed a competitive debut in Wales.

He started the game playing in a wide role before moving more central, Robinson's one sight of goal in the first half ending with him shooting over the bar.

In the second half he put a header too high.

Robinson was substituted in the 76th minute, replaced by former PNE winger Daryl Horgan.