There is a report tonight that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is ready to recall Adam Armstrong from his loan spell at Coventry and use him in the Newcastle first team in the hope presumably that he can score some goals for us.
But if it’s true that almost sounds like a panic move by McClaren and we be very surprised if this story has much truth to it.
Adam Armstrong on loan at Coventry
The report is in the Star ye also say we cannot recall Armstrong until January 16th, but we recalled Freddie Woodman from his loan spell at Crawley Town when we lost goalkeeper Tim Krul for the season and stand-in Karl Darlow was injured.
So we´d be surprised if there isn´t a clause in the loan contract to say he can be recalled at any time.
It´s asking a lot for an 18 year-old to score goals at Newcastle and it will also interrupt his development which happens to be going very well at Coventry under the watchful and experienced eye of Coventry manager Tony Mowbray.
We´d be very surprised if this story has any truth to it, especially since Steve McClaren has hinted more than once that Adam will stay at Coventry on loan for the rest of the season as part of his ongoing development.
Both Adam Armstrong and Gael Bigirimana played the whole game tonight at Bradford City that ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw for Coventry, but still kept the Sky Blues top of League One.