Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong will turn 20 on Friday so he has just two days left as a teenager as he continues his season-long loan spell at Barnsley.
Last season at Coventry in League One, Armstrong scored 20 goals and 5 assists in 40 total appearances, but goals have been harder to come by for him this season in the Championship.
Adam has scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 20 total appearances for the Tykes this season, not such a good return as last season, although he has made only 12 starts this season.
Adam Armstrong – on loan at Barnsley
Adam will be hoping he can do enough this season and in pre-season to be part of the Newcastle first team squad for next season, but that’s by no means a certainty at the moment.
Of course with the way our strikers have been missing easy chances lately and for that matter most of the season, we’re sure Adam could have scored a good few goals for us – even if he was only used as an impact sub.
Adam is as ever upbeat about things as he had this to say to Sky Sports:
“The aim for me this season is just to keep scoring as many goals as I can, play well, stay fit.”
“The loan is a massive opportunity.” “Barnsley are in the Championship as well, same as Newcastle.”
“I’m playing the same teams as they’re playing, it’s no different. “The sky’s the limit and in the summer when I’ll be back in Newcastle raring to go again.”
If we are promoted we expect Rafa to make big changes in the squad and another striker will likely be brought in.
So it remains to be seen if Rafa thinks Adam is ready to fight for his place at Newcastle or that he should spend some additional time on loan at a Championship club again next season.
Most fans will be hoping he can stay at Newcastle and fight for his place.
The way Rafa has Newcastle playing a player as skillful and adept at scoring as Adam should be able to get lots of goals for us.
What do you think?