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Newcastle’s Top Youngster Determined To Be Successful

7:26 am, Saturday, May 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Adam Armstrong will return to Newcastle in pre-season after spending a really successful loan spell at Coventry City last season, where he performed extremely well for the Sky Blues and scored 20 goals in 40 appearances for the club.

The good news for Newcastle is that Adam was well managed by Coventry manager Tony Mowbray – and he will have improved a lot with that experience of playing first team football for a full season.

Adam is a potential star player in the making, although we have had local lads in the past look great at his age but have then faded away.

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Adam Armstrong – exciting prospect for the Magpies

But with it almost certain that Rafa Benitez will become the permanent manager of the Magpies early next week, the former Liverpool manager could quickly have Adam playing in the Newcastle first team next season.

Here’s what the 19 year-old has said in The Sun:

“Newcastle is my club and it’s who I want to play for. I want to work really hard in pre-season and try and get into the gaffer’s mind.”

“I went to Coventry as an 18 year old and I think I needed that in my career.”

“I had played a lot of U-21 football and made 15 league appearances for Newcastle, five minutes now and then, and that was a massive experience for me as well.”

“But the step up from U-21 football to League One was massive. You are playing competitive football when you come out on loan, while U-21 is about producing players and playing the right football.”

“So it was really good for me and we’ll see what happens next season.” “I have played for England since I was 15 and I have come all the way through the ranks.”

“We have got the Euros in July and we won that with the U-17s two years ago in Malta.” “So we need to retain that and I think we are well capable of doing that with the players we have got.”

Unfortunately, Adam’s pre-season at Newcastle will be interrupted with his England Youth duties, but Rafa will already know all about him and will have no doubt watched film of Adam scoring those goals for the Sky Blues.

Some of those were terrific goals and the Chapel House lad looks like a natural goalscorer and has often been compared to a young Wayne Rooney.

If Adam can get anywhere near to what Wayne has achieved in his career, we will have a top player on our hands at a very good time for the Newcastle United football Club.

We need a new local hero in the team.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Adam Armstrong · Coaching · League One · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Premier League




6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // May 21, 2016 at 7:44 AM

    It’s still another step up to the Championship but this kid needs a chance. Let’s face it if he gets the chance under Rafa he can’t fail to improve.

  • 2 expatmag // May 21, 2016 at 7:50 AM

    Armstrong, Toney, Perez, Aarons and even Mitrovic next season in the championship is potentially awesome for pace strength and skill.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    Never mind sentiment, he’s got till the end of August to show he’s ready to step up a level, if he is, fantastic, if not we need to bring in a striker who can perform at both Championship and then PL level.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    Saying that mind, Gouffran was a striker once in a galaxy far far away. He could be played as a striker and do a job in the Championship. I suppose our recruitment team spending years putting together a Championship team might have a silver lining after all.

  • 5 expatmag // May 21, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    JFA

    I would have thought Goofy, Riviere and Cisse will be moved on along with Krul, Tiote, Janmaat, Coloccini, Sissoko, Wijnaldum and possibly De Jong.

    With that lot gone, enough funds should be raised to bring in efficient replacements.

    Most of all, we need a decent right side attacker and a creative midfielder or two. A right back and decent central defender wouldnt go amiss

  • 6 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    Jail, arma wont suit benitez as the 1 in 4231. He will have to play behind the main striker or wont get as much time as bobby is suggesting. If rafa liked 442 he would get lots of game time. If he adjusts to 4231 he will be fine. But rafa wont budge off 4231 imo




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