Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is very pleased with the way Adam Armstrong’s loan spell at Coventry is going and it’s almost 100% certain that Adam will stay there for the full season – and hopefully help Coventry get promoted back to the Championship.
Steve thinks that Adam’s loan spell, where he has so far scored 12 goals in 14 appearances for the Sky Blues, is almost the perfect loan spell for a youngster.
Adam Armstrong – perfect loan spell
Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray is doing a great job in coaching Adam who is one of the best young prospects at Newcastle for many years and Tony is also keeping Steve McClaren regularly appraised of how Adam is getting along.
This is what Steve McClaren has said about Adam’s loan spell:
“When I was at Middlesbrough it was important where all the players went. Were they playing? Good football? Right team? Good club?”
“And we’re looking at that at Newcastle as well.” “Armstrong’s a perfect example.”
“I talked to Tony Mowbray and he said: ‘Well he does this and we’re teaching him to do that and improve this.’”
“So I said: ‘Perfect. Perfect. Carry on.’” “And that’s good. Hopefully he comes back and we don’t need to do that.”
“He comes back, he’s played and we don’t need to teach him those things.”
It’s a win-win-win scenario – it’s good for Adam, it’s good for Coventry City and it’s good for Newcastle United.
And Newcastle announced today that former Coventry midfielder Gael Bigirimana will join Armstrong on loan at his former club until early January.