Newcastle Teenager Progressing Well – Improving On Loan

Adam Armstrong is doing well on loan at Coventry and he´s scored 8 goals in 9 appearances so far this season and he´s top of the League One scoring charts although he will miss the next two games due to being on duty for the England U19 side.

Last week Steve McClaren checked up on the 18 year-old by calling Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray.

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18 year-old Adam Armstrong – eight goals for Adam this season – so far

Adam scored another two good goals on Saturday in Coventry´s good 3-0 win at home to Shrewsbury Town.

This is what Tony has said about the young Newcastle striker on the Coventry web-site:

“I had a good long chat with Steve last week.” “He wants to know how he’s doing and he wants to know how we’re playing him.”  “He’s not just stood up front between the two centre-halves, he’s developing his game,”

“He’s a part of the team and the way we function, and we’ve played him behind the main striker and on the wings which is important for him.”

“It’s important that if he wants to play in the Premier League that he develops his football knowledge. With total respect to this league, he won’t be sprinting away from Premier League centre-halves like he does at this level.”

“Regarding his future, we’ve just got to let the boy enjoy his football.” “He’s very respectful of the group and I really enjoy working with him as he is very humble, and just because he’s scored a few goals doesn’t mean that he wants to stop learning.”

“Newcastle spent £15M on a striker in the summer and they’ve got some great players there who are ahead of him.” “Put it into context really, he’s an 18-year old boy who needs to develop his game.”

“The qualities he has hurt defenders in this league but at this moment in time, I don’t think he’d be able to do that to Premier League defenders.” “He needs to keep doing what he’s doing. He listens to game-plans and tries to understand the different roles he can play which will be important for his development.

“Of course, Adam is away on international duty for the next two games but when he comes back, we’ll continue to work with him and make him a better player.”

It looks like Adama is in good hands with the experienced Tony Mowbray and he´s helping Coventry do quite well this season and they are currently in 5th place in League one on 19 points just 3 points off second place and automatic promotion.

Here´s the tweet sent pout by Adam after the game on Saturday.

We could see Armstrong spend the full season at Coventry this season with another striker – probably Charlie Austin – coming in during January to strengthen the Newcastle squad.

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