We think it’s probably almost a certainty that 18 year-old Adam Armstrong – one of the most promising youngsters to be coming through the ranks at Newcastle for some time – will stay on loan at Coventry City though the end of the season.
Some reasons for that is that he’s doing well, he’s scoring goals, playing every week and he’s being well coached by Coventry manager Tony Mowbray, who keeps McClaren up to date on how Adam is doing.
So it’s a very good situation for Adam right now.
Tony Mowbray and Adam Armstrong at Coventry City
But on the other hand Steve McClaren said yesterday he wouldn’t rule anything out when asked about Adam:
“Once we find out about Papiss then we’ll be able to go from there.” “At the present moment, Adam is staying in Coventry and is doing very well.”
“We believe he is developing.” “We are probably talking about Adam for next season, but don’t rule anything out.”
Adam has scored 13 goals for Coventry in 18 League One games and he’s top of the League One goal scoring charts – and been in great form for the Sky Blues.
Coventry are currently in 4th place in the league on 40 points, just 2 points behind Walsall in second place and an automatic promotion spot.
They have only three draws and one defeat in their last four league games so they are in a bit of a slump at the moment and next up are Port Vale at home on Boxing Day.
Coventry must still have a decent chance of being promoted back to the Championship this season – and Gael Bigirimana also joined Adam on loan at Coventry not so long ago.
Adam has played 19 times for the Newcastle first team and is expected to fight for his first team place next season at his home town club.