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Armstrong’s Near Term Future Being Plotted By McClaren

3:29 pm, Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

We had an article out yesterday where we argued that the best thing for Adam Armstrong was to keep him on loan at Coventry for the rest of the season – and one reason for that is he’s done so well so far – with 12 goals in 14 appearances in League One – and he seems to just love it at the Sky Blues.

The other thing is that Tony Mowbray is very good with youngsters and the former Middlesbrough boss knows what it takes to bring youngsters through – as does Steve McClaren.

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Adam Armstrong on loan at Coventry

Both Steve McClaren and Tony have been interviewed in the Shields Gazette today and it looks like Adam will stay at Coventry and he will not be moved to a Champions League side and will not be brought back to Newcastle for what may be yet another relegation fight this season.

This is what Steve McClaren said about Adam:

“There’s a lot of clubs coming in from higher up.” “We just think it’s an education for him at Coventry. He could go higher up, might play, might not.”

“Will he get the coaching? You don’t unless you play. It’s important to us.”

Not surprisingly Tony Mowbray would love to keep him on board and being in 4th position just one point short of Walsall in top place and Adam could even help the Sky Blues get promoted to the Championship this season.

This is what Tony has said about the young Newcastle striker:

“I think all that matters is what Steve McClaren and Newcastle United think about Adam and what Adam and his advisors think about his future career.”

“You have to put it into context that he’s an 18-year-old boy and he’s doing really well and if he stays here all year he’ll only be 19. He’s got 15 years in the Premier League, possibly, scoring goals for Newcastle United.”

“From my perspective, I wouldn’t be too much of a rush to burden a young boy with having to score the goals to keep Newcastle in the league, particularly if you have £15million strikers.”

“But it’s ultimately Newcastle’s decision, and Steve McClaren will make that decision for Adam along with Adam and his advisors, and we’ll abide by that.”

Adam is away on International duty with the England U19 side and will miss the game tomorrow on the road at Colchester United.

Adam was captain of the England team yesterday when we came back from 2-0 down to draw the game with Holland 2-2.

The England U19 squad have a game against Japan on Sunday at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was an unused substitute yesterday with Sam Howes of West Ham between the sticks.

Assuming Adam stays on loan at Coventry wonder how many goals he will be able to get for Coventry this season?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Freddie Woodman · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Premier League

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lochinvar // Nov 13, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Not moved to a Champions League side yet ?
    Are you sure ED !

  • 2 Ibizatoon // Nov 13, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Lochinvar…I don’t think that was a typo. It’s too much pressure to get the goals Newcastle need, but not a CL team 🙂

    I get the argument that he’s comfortable at Coventry, the coaches there are looking after him well and that he has time on his hands.

    Can’t shake the feeling he needs time in the Championship before he gets thrown in to the PL again. He might do well, or it may well just set him back again.

    Surely steady progress is the way forward? With that in mind, it’s either the Championship from January, or from next summer for me.

    All depends on what the club are looking to do transfer wise between this January and the summer window 2017.

  • 3 lesh // Nov 13, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Lee (Knowsnowt) Charnley wants Arma back in January. After all, McClaren’s pushing for another striker and Charnley’ll be trying to show Ashley what a brilliant MD he is….. as ever.

  • 4 Ravostag // Nov 13, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Having seen how he can finish we could give him a game out wide! Are we so good that we dont need him?:if your good wnough your old enough get him back and play him

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