Adam Armstrong is on loan to Bolton probably for the full season, and so far in 21 games played for the Trotters, he has scored 3 goals.
Armstrong has not been playing in his usual position of striker but has been used on the left wing by Bolton manager Phil Parkinson.
Bolton have got themselves out of the bottom three and are now in 4th bottom place in the Championship with a good fighting chance of remaining in the Championship this season.
In their last 9 games, they have 3 wins and 5 draws and only one defeat – at league leaders Wolves.
Adam Armstrong – in action against Leeds
Last Saturday they beat Barnsley 3-1 and that’s a (very) good 14 points from 9 games.
Adam Armstrong has been talking about his Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez in the Bolton official matchday program – this is what the local lad had to say:
“Rafa is a brilliant manager who has worked with some of the best players in the world.”
“He’s just got a presence when he is stood in front of you, you can’t help but be taken in by.”
“He’s a tactical genius and I see a lot of him in the gaffer here (Phil Parkinson).”
“There really isn’t too much of a difference in terms of their management styles and, having worked under him for a few months now, I’m loving it.”
“Nobody knows what the future holds or what might happen in January but all I can do is keep kicking on, working hard and giving my all for Bolton.”
“It was great to get that first league goal under my belt a couple of weeks ago against Norwich too.”
“I had felt that was coming for a while, even with me playing on the left. It’s not what I am used to but it has been working well in recent weeks.”
With not doing particularly well in his last two loan spells at Barnsley last season (6 goals in 34 appearances) and at Bolton this season, it’s probably doubtful Rafa Benitez will give him a chance in the Newcastle first team next season.
But Adam could still start scoring those goals for Bolton, so it’s premature to know what his Newcastle future is.
We hope Adam can make it at his hometown club – his contract runs out in June 2020.