Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has heaped praise on former Derby County striker Emil Riis following his recent displays for Preston North End, Lancashire Live report.
The Danish striker signed for Preston from Randers FC in early October.
It is Riis’s second spell in England, having previously been on the books of Derby County before the Rams released him in 2018 – the 22-year-old moving back to Denmark.
Standing at 6ft 3inch and scoring 18 goals back at boyhood club Randers, Riis made a name for himself and prompted Preston to move for his signature.
Riis scored his first goal for the Deepdale club in the 3-0 win at Championship leaders Reading and Ryan Lowe claimed he is a rare talent on the EFL quest show.
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There’s not many (like him about). These number nines now, you look at Riis and he’s on the shoulder. He knows where it’s going, it’s the spin on the ball and the defender has turned the other way and it’s a great finish. But fair play to the boy, he was rejected at Derby County and didn’t do it there, but he’s scored his first league goal in the Championship and it was an excellent performance from him.
Derby’s loss has certainly been the Lillywhites’ gain.
Aside from his goal, Riis has shown quality on the ball, and ability to win aerial duels and bring others into play while also looking to get in behind.
The Rams have been desperately short of quality in the final third so far this season, scoring just one goal in open play which ironically came from a player since loaned out.
Riis appears to be exactly the sort of striker Derby are lacking right now.
Preston will be hoping they can build on their surprise victory at the Madejski Stadium by picking up another three points at Rotherham United this coming weekend.