Newcastle’s top youngster – 17 year-old Adam Armstrong – has won the Wor Jackie award as the best young player under 18 at the club, and he picked up the award at the Sport Newcastle Awards last night at the Newcastle Civic Center.
Adam Armstrong – wins Wor Jackie Award
The Wor Jackie Award is named after the great number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career that spanned the 1940s and 1950s.
Adam is a local lad and young to win the award, and he only turned 17 last month, but is already a top young player who has represented the England U17 team, and the lad has been playing well playing for the Newcastle U21 side.
Adam will be in action tonight at St. James’ Park when the Newcastle U18 side meet Chelsea in the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup – and that game kicks off at 7:05 pm.
A previous winner of the award was local striker Andy Carroll, who was eventually sold for £35M to Liverpool three years ago, and is now at West Ham United.
There are great things expected of Adam Armstrong, who will probably to get his first team debut from Alan Pardew before the end of the season.
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