Newcastle Youngster Praised By Rafa Benitez – Video

Adam Armstrong is on loan until January at Barnsley, but of course he cannot play tomorrow night against Newcastle.

However, he will be able to meet up with the lads and manager Rafa Benitez too.

Adam is one of the brightest prospects we have had for a while and he’s also a local lad and he picked up the Championship Goal of the Month award last month on his debut against Preston, so he’s started quite well at the Tykes.


Adam Armstrong after scoring sensational goal

Adam also seems to be loving it in Yorkshire as he had this to say last week:

“I’m loving it here at Barnsley.” “Coming in on loan and adapting to a new environment has been massive for my development.”

“All of the lads are great, we’ve had a strong start to the season and it’s a really positive place to be at the moment.”

Unless Adam scores maybe 15 goals for the Tykes before January it’s unlikely he will return to Newcastle in January because Rafa wants him to get first team playing time.

And with the four experienced strikers we have – Gayle, Mitrovic, Perez and Murphy – he wouldn’t get too much playing time.

But in the summer he will most likely be part of the first team squad and fight it out next season for a first team position – hopefully when we are back in the Premier League.

Adam has scored a couple of goals so far at Barnsley in seven appearances and today Rafa Benitez sent an upbeat message to the 19 year-old England Youth International:

“We were watching him and I am really pleased. He picked up goal of the month and it was a great goal.”

“Now hopefully he can continue scoring goals and doing well because he is a player we are monitoring every week.”

Here’s that goal Adam scored against Preston on September 10th on his debut.

Let’s hope we can get all 3 points at Oakwell tomorrow night, but it will not be easy and Barnsley will want to improve on their performance last Saturday when they lost 4-2 at home to Fulham.

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