Yes, it’s hard to find any good news about Newcastle United at the moment, but there was some on Saturday, as young Adam Armstrong had a good game when he came on in the second half as a sub, and the Chronicle are reporting today the 17 year-old local lad, who has great potential, could start his first game for the club against Swansea.
Adam Armstrong in action on his debut at Fulham
Lee Ryder is reporting that news today, and that Alan Pardew has been impressed with the lad from Chapel House estate.
In fact the two best players in our Man of the Match poll for Newcastle on Saturday were Dan Gosling and Adam, and it could be that the manager relies on more local lads in the side, as he did last Saturday at Stoke.
And it was interesting that it was the local players – Shola Ameobi, Steven Taylor and Paul Dummett – who made themselves available for interviews after the game, which was another defeat and mediocre display (at best) from the team.
The fans would love to see young Adam get a game on Saturday, and we hope he starts, as the manager keeps saying he gave debuts to young outstanding players before he arrived at Newcastle.
With Adam Armstrong looking to be one of our very best youngsters on board at Newcastle at the moment, Pardew could do a lot worse than giving the lad a start – and Armstrong also provides some creativity to the side, and he’s a goal-scoring threat too.
And if they are good enough – they are old enough – it would be great to see young Adam start on Saturday afternoon.