19-year-old Adam Armstrong could still find himself sent out on loan this season, with Rafa Benitez keen to get him playing plenty of first team games to aid in his development.
But with Newcastle struggling to get their transfer targets through the door, whether Adam stays or goes could well depend on how well we do in the transfer market before September 1st.
Adam Armstrong at Fulham – could still go out on loan
Adam could be in the match-day squad of 18 for today’s game against Huddersfield Town and depending on how well the game is going in the second half, he could well make another appearance from the bench.
Armstrong had an excellent loan spell and scored 20 goals in 40 appearances for League One Coventry City last season, and they would just love to take him back on loan this season too.
But Benitez has yet to make a decision on the local lad who is an England U-19 International striker:
“I said to him that he will continue here and we will make a decision.”
“We have to consider each individual, and we have to think about our young players.”
“We have signed an extension for Rolando Aarons.”
“We need to think about the future, not just that we are doing something now, but also the future of the club is protected.”
“Adam is someone who will need to play. “He will need to learn from experienced players, and sometimes it is sensible to loan him out, but we will see.”
“At the moment it’s to see whether we will bring someone else in, then we will see.”
“We will change something today, and the two new players (Diame and Clark) will have a chance, for sure.”
The two new players, Mohamed Diame and Ciaran Clark, are in the squad for today’s home game against Huddersfield Town and it will be interesting to see if either of them start the game.
This is the team we thought could start against the Terriers today and would give us a lot more power and thrust than we showed against Fulham:
Janmaat Hanley Lascelles (c) Dummett
Ritchie Shelvey Aarons
Subs: Darlow Clark Mbemba Colback Anita Perez Armstrong
What’s your team for today?