It was reported in the press that any return for Jordan Hugill from West Ham was highly unlikely with wages being a stumbling block. As Lukas Nmecha returned to Manchester City it is clear that Neil will be looking to bolster his frontline options for the new season.
Preston have struggled at Championship level in terms of having a consistent goalscorer. Robinson was North End's top scorer last season even though he missed a large part of the season.
Playing one up top and using the striker as a target man does not assist the situation but Preston need to look for a different variety of frontman to move themselves up the table.