18 year-old Coventry City’s on-loan striker Adam Armstrong has scored 12 goals in 14 games for the club where is on loan from Newcastle and he is the top scorer in the Football League and former England star Joe Cole – who joined Coventry last month on an emergency loan deal from Aston Villa – has said that the Newcastle lad reminds him of Sergio Aguero.
That can’t be bad.
Adam’s 12 goals are as many as Newcastle have scored in our 11 league games and in six of those we have failed to score.
Adam Armstrong – doing great at Coventry
Coventry won 4-3 last night in a game in which Joe himself scored and Adam Armstrong scored his fifth brace of the season and after the game this is what Colo told the press:
“I have come here to help the team and I am excited to play with young players and help them develop on and off the pitch.”
“Armstrong reminds me of Aguero in a way, he’s of the build and he’s hungry for goals. In a lovely way he is selfish for goals and has the ingredients to be a top player and go onto score many more goals.”
Adam’s having a great time on loan with the Sky Blues and we really doubt that Steve McClaren will recall him when the loan spell officially ends in January – for his own development he needs to play first-team games and this loan spell will give him lots of confidence.
Adam will need to keep his feet on the ground and continue to concentrate on his game – but he has a great coach in Tony Mowbray – who will help ensure that.
We’ve had some lads with great potential come through the ranks over the last six years, but not many have actually made it into the Newcastle first team.
Adam could be the one who makes it through to become a real star – much like Paul Gascoigne did about 30 years ago.
In that case we cashed in on Paul in 1988 when we flogged him to Tottenham when Paul was just 21 – but hopefully Newcastle will keep Adam at the club – and he is a player who could help make us great again.