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Newcastle Talented Youngster Wins Award – Takes To Twitter

7:43 am, Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Adam Armstrong was on the short list of four players for the League One Player of the Month award for August, and he was named the winner, after he scored five goals in his first three games for Coventry City, at the start of his six month loan spell at Coventry City.

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Adam Armstrong – winner of Player of the Month for August

This is what Adam said about winning the award:

“It’s a great honor to win the award and totally unexpected.” “I’m always confident I can get goals but I never thought I’d get off to the start I have done at Coventry.”

“Everyone from the manager and his staff, to the players and all the fans, have made me feel so welcome at the club. This award is for all of them really.”

“Hopefully it won’t be the only success we can achieve together this season.”

The Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has this to say:

“We’re all delighted to learn that Adam has won the Player of the Month award and he definitely deserves it.”

“He’s had a fantastic month and we’ve all been really impressed with him since he joined the club in pre-season.”

“Adam shows a fantastic humility on the training ground,  which means he is always listening to what you’re saying and always looking to improve.”

“With his natural enthusiasm for the game and his ability to learn, I’m sure we’ll see more from him as the season goes on.”

Those are good words from Tony Mowbray.

Here’s what Adam tweeted after being given the award – he’s currently with the England U19 squad:

Armstrong started the season off with two goals against Wigan, and then followed that up with another two against Millwall, and then one against Crewe Alexandra.

This is a good way to grab Steve McClaren’s attention, and if the teenager continues to do well at Coventry, it’s a good question as to whether he will be brought back to Newcastle in January, or allowed to stay out on loan for the season.

Certainly he’s made a great start to Coventry loan spell – there’s no doubting that.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Adam Armstrong · Awards · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Premier League




21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 4, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    He shouldn’t be coming back here in Jan, and he shouldn’t be staying at Coventry. A loan to a Championship club in Jan with a similar philosophy would be best if he continues in this form up until then.

  • 2 Jib // Sep 4, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    It’s nearly 0800 GMT
    Hold onto your hats !
    The rapid fire article posting is about start !

  • 3 Jib // Sep 4, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    I do believe Armstrong has a recall clause in his loan agreement .

  • 4 Bobbybee // Sep 4, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    Buzzing for Arma, he thoroughly deserves this award. I was hoping to watch him play for Coventry this weekend, but international duty has intervened and put paid to that. He’s setting the bar that Sammy and Haris have to emulate if they hope to remain with us. Not doing his mates any favours is he? 🙂 He will come back better for the experience though and I can’t wait to see him banging the goals in for the Toon again. Such an exciting prospect.

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 4, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Jib,
    He does, but why would you want to use it?

  • 6 Bobbybee // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Better off where he is, getting first team football and scoring cracking goals. His time will surely come on the biggest stages. A star in the making.

  • 7 Jib // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Aleksandar Mitrovic should be playing for Serbia against Armenia this evening.
    This is Armenia’s answer to BBC1 who are showing the game live.

    http://www.1tv.am/hy/live

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Bobby,
    Agreed. If we brought him back he would likely be a bit part and it would be a waste of a good opportunity for experience and development. If we get down to the bare bones up front then I’d prefer Arma stayed on loan and Heardman was thrown onto the bench (I’d prefer Heardman on loan, but it doesn’t look like half the players that should be are going to be).

  • 9 Jib // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Lilo
    I didn’t say I wanted to use it.
    My mission is to inform 😎

  • 10 sing in the corner // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Very well done to Armstrong! Very promising talent looks like coming through. Certainly has all the attributes to make it at the highest level. Keep it up, and your ears open!
    Whats happened to Callum Roberts by the way? Its all gone a bit more quiet on him?

  • 11 toon kk // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Its great that Armstrong has found his level, I always thought the premier league was a step to high for him.

  • 12 Bobbybee // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Lil, having seen a lot of this kid, I’m totally confident that when he does come back, he’ll push his way into the team. Not yet though. His time is coming. I think a few more will be going on loan now Macca’s settling in though. He’ll want to bring kids on, it’s what he does really. Well impressed with the way Cathro has worked his magic on the defence. From what he had to work with, I think he’s performed wonders! Looks like his reputation was well deserved.

  • 13 Rotonda heights // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Ed

    Give it a rest mate, you’re getting like Toonbrother and his hatred of Colo. You have 3 recurring, never ending themes, namely Austin, how bad carver was and b—-y pardew that you trot out ad nauseum.

    You couldn’t stick pardew at the time and used to whinge about him as much as carver, but you’re going all coy now he’s had a couple of results at CP. Fickle or what . . .!

  • 14 Bobbybee // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Kk, really? Five goals in quick succession – and the sheer quality of each one – kinda shows he’s well above that level imo.

  • 15 Jib // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Rotonda the last article about Pardew produced some cracking comments – that is the point of a blog I would suggest.
    The point of a blog is certainly not to be rude to the administrator – if you don’t likee don’t lookee.

  • 16 Bobbybee // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Sing, he copped an injury at the end of the season, then again at the start. He’s someone else I think will go out on loan to improve himself. Good winger with a great end product. Certainly can pick a killer pass as well. Hoping he will still make it too.

  • 17 toon kk // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Bobby
    do you think he’d have got five in the premier league? The experience will be v good for him.

  • 18 banjax // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Well done to Adam and I can see a future prolific goal scorer for NUFC. This loan period is just what he needs to give him confidence in his own ability and a big helping hand on the way to becoming a Top Class striker. At 18 he has plenty of time ahead of him.

  • 19 Bobbybee // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    KK, if those chances were in the PL, then yes, I genuinely believe he would have scored them. He’ll score at any level and the 1st div isn’t his level, not by a distance. He’ll stay six months and score a hatful, then move up and score again in the Championship. Play to his strengths and he won’t stop scoring whatever the level. He’s got it mate, it’s that simple. They’ve fast tracked him through U18’s for England, to U19’s. He’ll be playing for the U21’s soon enough as well. Destined for the very top imo.

  • 20 EllaGuru // Sep 4, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Delighted for Armstrong! That is what getting our young talent out on loan is all about. It has taken us so long to realize the importance of experience and game time for younger players!

    Armstrong will build experience and confidence, regularly scoring and will come back a bigger player for us.

  • 21 loonie-toon // Sep 4, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    I fink we should leave hi there til jam then send him to a club in championship c how. E does there




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