News today that England U20 striker Adam Armstrong has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old local lad has spent the first half of the season at Bolton, but he has not been too successful playing on the left wing and in 23 games he scored only 3 goals.
This follows last season’s loan at Barnsley where he scored 6 goals in 35 total appearances.
League One side Blackburn are managed by Tony Mowbray who was the manager at Coventry in the 2015-2016 season.
Adam Armstrong – in Bolton colors
When he last played under Mowbray at Coventry City he scored 20 goals in 40 total appearances, so let’s hope Adam can start banging those goals in again – this time for Blackburn.
But these last two seasons have not been good ones for Adam and it now looks unlikely he will be able to make it at Newcastle United – his hometown club.
A couple of years ago Adam looked to be a great player in the making but he hasn’t come through as much as people had hoped over the last couple of seasons.
This is what Adam has said today on sealing his loan move to Coventry for the rest of the season:
“It’s been a bit of a crazy day, but I’m happy to be here, happy it’s all sorted and really can’t wait for the challenge ahead,”
“It’s the right move. I’ve come here to get games, score goals and do well for the team.”
“It’s the right stage to come to Blackburn and try and help the team get promoted.”
“I’m fit and ready to play.”
Blackburn are in 3rd place in League One just 7 points behind leaders Wigan Athletic, and they have a good chance of being promoted straight back to the Championship.