It’s hard to find any good news at the moment about Newcastle, after we have lost three of our last four games and scored only one single goal in over 360 minutes of play.
Adam Armstrong scoring against Italy earlier in the week
But maybe some good news today, with all the injuries we have, is that it could be that Adam Armstrong gets another game to play in the first team, and he’s in the squad for the game against Manchester United tomorrow.
Adam is fresh from his exploits for the England U17 side, who won all their three group games to go into the finals of the European U21 Championships to take place in Malta next month, and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman also played in all three games, and made some vital saves for the team.
Both Newcastle players were stars of the England side in those three games.
This is what Alan Pardew has told the Shields Gazette today:
“Adam comes back into the squad.” “He was terrific against Italy – England were overjoyed with him – and Freddie made a great save.”
“They won 2-1 and qualified. That’s great for them.” “Adam’s got his tail up. I’m sure before the end of the season the fans are going to see a bit more of him.”
“Whether it’s against Man United, we’ll have to wait and see.”
Armstrong was left out of the U21 squad for yesterday’s game against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium, which the Saints finally won 3-2, and Gael Bigirimana is back playing again, and scored in the game.
It would be good to see Adam make his home debut tomorrow, and that at least would be something to cheer up the fans – maybe he could even start, but we doubt that will happen.
Alan could also include Bigi in future squads, and give him a few first team appearances before the end of the season.
After all, Gael and Adam are the future of the club.
What do you think?