It wasn’t so long ago that we were expecting Adam Armstrong to be a big star at Newcastle, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
Adam has been a regular in England’s youth teams through the U20 side and in 49 England games, he’s scored 30 goals – a terrific goalscoring record.
For the last two seasons, Adam has been hoping to be part of the Newcastle first team squad, but he has been sent out on loan by Rafa who didn’t think he was ready for first team action at Newcastle.
Last season he was at Barnsley and scored 6 goals in 35 appearances for the Tykes, and this season he is on loan at lowly Bolton Wanderers, and he scored his first Championship goal over the weekend in the Trotter’s 2-1 win at home to Norwich City.
That’s Adam’s first league goal in 14 league games so far this season, and he has a total of 3 goals in 17 total appearances.
Adam Armstrong – struggling for goals on loan at Bolton
After Adam did so well at Coventry on loan when he scored 20 goals in 40 appearances in the 2015-2016 season these are disappointing goalscoring figures from the 20-year-old Geordie striker.
With the standards at Newcastle going to improve significantly with Rafa in charge of the club in the Premier League, and with potential new owners before the end of the season it doesn’t look like Adam has a future at his hometown club.
We hope we are wrong on that because we want to see youngsters come through the system.
But it’s looking that way.
What do you think?