We profiled Adam Armstrong in September, as one of Newcastle’s most exciting young prospects, and this lad, still only 16, has already impressed in the Newcastle U21 side this season, and he’s playing well for the England U17 side too.
Adam Armstrong – after scoring England’s second goal yesterday
England U17s played last night against Armenia in the first qualifying game for the next European Under-17 Championships in Chile in 2015, and Adam got two of England’s goals in the easy 4-0 win.
Fulham’s Patrick Roberts scored a great goal and a neat finish from Dominic Solanke completed the scoring for England.
The England U17 side, like most of the country’s youth teams lately did not qualify for the FIFA U17 Championship, the 15th such tournament which is taking place right now in the United Arab Emirates, but are hoping to qualify for the next U17 Championships to be held in Chile.
Adam’s hero is Wayne Rooney, and physically he’s not unlike Wayne, and is powerfully built at 5′ 8″, and he’s a creative player and very good technically – and a natural number 10.
With five goals in his first five Newcastle U21 games, this lad could be precocious, and could even get a place on the first team bench before the end of this season.
It will be good to have a Wayne Rooney type player in the Newcastle side – and if this lad can maintain his simply phenomenal progress over the last couple of years he could be knocking on the first team door, sooner rather than later – and he doesn’t turn 17 until next February.
The former Walbottle Campus Technology College student and Newcastle City Juniors player is a couple of years younger than another Adam at the club – Adam Campbell – but both these lads are simply excellent prospects for Newcastle – and both are local lads too. 😀