Adam Armstrong will be reporting to pre-season training this summer and it’s likely to be brought forward to late June this year, with the Championship games starting on August 7th a week earlier than those of the Premier League.
Adam is one of the best young players we have had at Newcastle for many years and his is fresh from scoring 20 goals in 40 appearances last season on loan at Coventry and it will be at least one positive next season for the Magpies.
There will not be too many of those in the Championship.
Adam Armstrong – back in the summer for pre-season
And Adam and the fans must be hoping the great Rafa Benitez will stay on Tyneside and who better to bring this talented local lad through the club than Rafa Benitez?
Adam has played for all the England Youth sides through U19 and in 36 total games for England he has 23 goals.
He is a player we need – somebody who can put the ball into the back of the net and being a Geordie his commitment to his home town club is guaranteed.
This is what Adam has said about next season:
“Obviously, being a Newcastle lad, I want to try and get in the first team,”
“If you ask any footballer, they want to work hard in pre-season to try and get in the team, and if that doesn’t work out, then loan is probably going to be the option again. I’m just going to wait and see, train hard and see what happens.
“I’ll be going back to Newcastle for pre-season and will see how that goes. I’m also going away with England U-19s in July for the Euros.”
“I think my confidence and all-round game has improved. I think I won’t be scared to try stuff now when I go back to Newcastle.”
“Being such a young lad, I think I’m more confident on and off the pitch. It’s been a good experience all round.”
We expect Adam will be part of the first team squad next season and will be pushing for a starting position.
He has made 19 appearances for Newcastle so far with no goals – but that lack of goals will be fixed early next season.