Last weekend Adam Armstrong scored another brace for Coventry City in their 3-0 home win against Coventry’s and the 18 year-old tops the scoring charts in League One with eight goals in nine appearances for the Sky Blues.
Adam Armstrong in action yesterday
Adam has continued his scoring for the England U19 side and yesterday he scored the opening goal in England’s 2-0 win at Macedonia with Maitland-Niles getting the other goal in stoppage time for Aidy Boothroyd’s side.
18 year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman – currently on loan at Crawley Town – was between the sticks and kept a clean sheet – as both Woodman and Armstrong progress through the England Youth sides together.
The England U19 side are in Macedonia for three matches in the first phase of their qualifying for the European U19 Championships the finals of which are to be held in Germany next summer.
The next two England games are against Italy and Finland over the weekend.
Armstrong has been a revelation at Coventry, but it would still be a surprise if Steve McClaren recalled him in January from his loan spell.
Newcastle are expected to sign an experienced striker in January – probably Charlie Austin from QPR – although we may have difficulty in attracting players if we are still bottom of the Premier League.
It’s great to see the local lad doing so well this season.
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