Alan Pardew has talked about one of the brightest young players to be in the Newcastle Academy for a number of years – and of course he’s talking about Adam Armstrong, who made his first team debut last Saturday in the 1-0 Fulham defeat.
Adam Armstrong – in action last Saturday during his Newcastle debut
And tomorrow we need some creativity in the side now that Yohan Cabaye has left for pastures anew, and we expect both Adam Armstrong and Ben Arfa to be on the bench for tomorrow’s game against Crystal Palace, and probably both will see some playing time.
We know Ben Arfa has the creativity needed to open up opposing defenses, and Adam can not only make goals, but he’s also adept at putting the ball into the back of the net.
And this is what the Newcastle manager has said about the 17 year-old in the Shields Gazette today:
“Armstrong showed last week, when teams are packed, he might unlock the door.” “But we’ve got a senior international back (Ben Arfa).”
“We have Sylvain Marveaux poised as well.” “Both those players could unlock the door.”
We really hope that Adam Armstrong retains his position on the bench tomorrow, because he is the future of Newcastle, and it’s not players like Sylvain Marveaux – who is likely to leave this summer.
But of course Alan has to balance that with wanting to win the game too, and using more experienced players.
We’d not only like to see Armstrong on the bench tomorrow, but we’d love to see the local lad make his home debut in front of the Newcastle crowd – and who knows he might even score and get us the win.
That would be something. 😀