Adam Armstrong made his debut for Coventry City against Oxford this afternoon, but the game finished in a 0-0 draw.
The 18 year-old Newcastle and England U19 striker drew praise from manager Tony Mobray after the game, although he was disappointed with the overall form of his side, who were well contained by Oxford.
Adam Armstrong in action against Oxford today
Mobray was disappointed with the result but Oxford were well organized and this is what Tony told the Coventry Telegraph:
“We were poor – very poor!” “It was an eye-opener for us because it shows how far away we are.”
“We’ve played well in some of our games and perhaps not scored the goals we warranted but today we got a bit of a lesson from Oxford.”
“You give them some credit because they were very organised, very disciplined – they denied us space to pass and we didn’t really have a Plan B.”
Adam showed some flashes of his talent in the game, and the Coventry manager seemed pleased with what he had seen of Adam after the Geordie lad had only minimal training with the rest of the Coventry players.
This is what Toby said after the game:
“He has only been on the training ground for a day but you could see how sharp he is round the box.”
“But we can’t hang everything on an 18 year boy. We need more ammunition up front and I’m pretty sure the right people will come along to help out the team, but perhaps not before the season starts.”
Adam Armstrong will get a lot of first team games during his six month loan spell at Coventry, and it’s a big opportunity for the lad from Chapel House estate in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see how many goals he can bang in for the Sky Blues before January rolls around.