There´s news today that Wolves are one of a number of Championship clubs who want to take 18 year-old Adam Armstrong on loan when his loan spell at Coventry City ends in January.
The report is in the Chronicle and it´s hardly surprising that bigger clubs have become interested in the local lad who has scored 12 goals in only 14 appearances for Coventry.
That has propelled the club to 4th place in the League One table and just one point out of first place and an automatic promotion.
Tony Mowbray and Adam Armstrong
The Newcastle lad had just scored
I love you Tony!
It´s not surprising the Sky Blues want to keep him at the club for the rest of the season, because that could help them to get promoted back to the Championship.
The news is that Wolves have already held discussions with Newcastle about taking the England U19 International on loan in January – but we´d be very surprised if that happens.
This is what Steve McClaren said recently about Adam:
“I have spoken to Tony Mowbray, he is teaching him the right way and the right things. So he is in good hands.”
“January is a long way away. We haven’t focused on that, just the present.”
“We have players out on loan – Adam is one of them. He’s doing well and we are pleased.”
It seems that Steve McClaren has at least three options for Adam in January:
- Keep him on loan at Coventry for the rest of the season
- Send him out on loan to a Championship club
- Bring him back to Newcastle so he can help us add some firepower up front
He´s already settled in at Coventry and scoring goals galore, so we expect Steve to keep him there – and then see how he is in pre-season next July.
If necessary he can then be sent out on a six-month loan to a Championship club – and he will still be only 19 at that time.
We think Adam will be ready to fight for a first team place next season on Tyneside, so far better leave him where he is.
Adam is scoring goals, playing regularly, enjoying it, picking up confidence and being well coached by Tony Mowbray at Coventry City – everything seems to be going in the right direction – so why change it?
Adam could even help the Sky Blues get promoted – and that would be something.