Newcastle’s two current England U19 Internationals are goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and local striker Adam Armstrong, who is currently nursing a thigh injury he picked up playing for England in Mexico.
We are hoping that injury is not too serious and will not hamper his pre-season too much, as he will try to impress Rafa Benitez and prove he is ready to fight for his first team place at his local club.
Adam Armstrong – 19 year-old Newcastle striker
Rafa has a decision to make on the 19 year-old as whether to farm him out for another loan spell, like he had last season at Coventry City, when he scored 20 goals in 40 total appearances for them.
Certainly his team-mate Freddie Woodman is a big believer in Adam and feels that Armstrong can make an impression in the Championship next season for the Magpies.
This is what Freddie has said today in the local papers:
“I think he can bring everything,” “I’ve seen him since I’ve come to the club when I was 14.”
“He’s strong, he’s aggressive. He’ll have a lot of confidence coming off 20 goals in League One.”
“Arma’s a top talent and he’ll score goals in any team.”
“All the young lads must have a good chance next season. Hopefully, they’ll get a good chance.”
There are a number of Championship clubs only too willing to take him on loan next season and Coventry have already made their play for him to have a second successive season on loan at the Sky Blues.
We are hoping Rafa decides Adam is ready and therefore he will keep him on Tyneside and give him sufficient playing time next season in the first team.
We need players who can score goals for us and who better than the Chapel House lad?