Newcastle will be having quite a number of injured players coming back for Saturday’s game at West Ham, but how many and who they are is not fully known at the moment.
Adam Armstrong – will he be sent out on loan
Maybe we will get some hints early this week, but if not Alan Pardew presumably will say who’s fit a who’s not in his press conference on Thursday for the game in London on Saturday.
However, the Newcastle manager has admitted that he is finding it hard to find a place for 17 year-old Adam Armstrong, who is one of Newcastle’s top youngster coming through the ranks, and who has fantastic potential.
Alan talked about young Armstrong today:
“We have got real depth in the squad, real potential.” “Armstrong, I had no hesitation bringing him on as a sub, he is only seventeen but he is a man and great ability.”
“I can’t find a place in the team for him at the moment, and with all these players coming back, it’s going to be difficult to pick the team at West Ham.”
Since Newcastle had 10 first team players missing on Saturday, it’s hard to think that Adam will be getting too many first team games – and maybe it would be better to send the lad out on loan, so he can get some first team games elsewhere.
Paul Dummett and Mehdi Abeid are two youngsters who have profited greatly from loan spells away from Newcastle over the last couple of years, and both are now making serious claims for a starting position at Newcastle.
So maybe if a good club can be found for Adam to go on loan to – that could be a good way to get first team games for the 17 year-old, who has seven first team appearances for Newcastle so far.
Adam has also played for the England U16, U17 and U18 sides and is highly regarded.
One of Alan Pardew’s important jobs at Newcastle is to bring through the youngsters at the club, and we know he is a believer in the loan system.
If Adam starts to be left out of the 18 man match squad in the next month or two, look for him being sent out on loan in January.
What do you think?
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