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Steve McClaren Undecided About Teenage Star

We think it’s probably almost a certainty that 18 year-old Adam Armstrong – one of the most promising youngsters to be coming through the ranks at Newcastle for some time – will stay on loan at Coventry City though the end of the season.

Some reasons for that is that he’s doing well, he’s scoring goals, playing every week and he’s being well coached by Coventry manager Tony Mowbray, who keeps McClaren up to date on how Adam is doing.

So it’s a very good situation for Adam right now.

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Tony Mowbray and Adam Armstrong at Coventry City

But on the other hand Steve McClaren said yesterday he wouldn’t rule anything out when asked about Adam:

“Once we find out about Papiss then we’ll be able to go from there.” “At the present moment, Adam is staying in Coventry and is doing very well.”

“We believe he is developing.” “We are probably talking about Adam for next season, but don’t rule anything out.”

Adam has scored 13 goals for Coventry in 18 League One games and he’s top of the League One goal scoring charts – and been in great form for the Sky Blues.

Coventry are currently in 4th place in the league on 40 points, just 2 points behind Walsall in second place and an automatic promotion spot.

They have only three draws and one defeat in their last four league games so they are in a bit of a slump at the moment and next up are Port Vale at home on Boxing Day.

Coventry must still have a decent chance of being promoted back to the Championship this season – and Gael Bigirimana also joined Adam on loan at Coventry not so long ago.

Adam has played 19 times for the Newcastle first team and is expected to fight for his first team place next season at his home town club.

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10 comments so far

  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1


    Tsunki @ 8

    I was right about Liverpool and Spurs but wrong about Villa (I thought we would lose – shame on me).

    Everton are a very strong team who are currently under performing. Their full backs could cause problems going forward especially against our left side as Gini is often absent.

    We often play well when faced by a very good team although the results don’t always go our way (Man City and Chelsea).

    If we start with Mitro with Perez or De Jong we are in with a chance. I’d prefer Perez.

    I haven’t been impressed with Cisse of late. He doesn’t ruffle defenders feathers like Mitro whose physical presence causes problems which players like Perez and Gini can take full advantage of.

    I’m going for a draw.


    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Is this the type of player u should stick in a relegation battle?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    this is a private club
    everything private and confidential
    and that is private
    It is very private
    Privately behind the scenes
    We don’t plan to do anything in public

    Is it normal to use the words privately and publicly so many times in a short statement, just like Johnny Two times it’s got Keith Bishop written all over it.

  • AncientC

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    jimmysmith // Dec 22, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    “Taylor back just in time to pour cold water on any chance of signing a top centre back in January, I suppose. He and we have been plagued by his injury record, which has robbed both him and the side of about 200 very capable first team appearances, and all of the progress and consistency at the back that would have come with it. Add all the appearances Willo has made as his understudy to Taylor’s tally and imagine how much better we’d have been and be now. It’s time to draw a line under it, and get a player of Willo’ s robustness and Taylor’s qualities, now that both contracts are running down.”

    Quality post.

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Morning, jesper

  • hibbitt

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #6

    without a doubt PR speak

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Armstrong: ‘Is that a gun in your pocket, Mr Mowbray, or are you just glad to see me?’

  • OneAlanShearer

    Dec 23, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Everton’s strength is in there balance. No weakness. I especially like their central midfield which is were we are weakest.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 23, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #9

    Mowbray would be worth a bet for our next manager. Especially if he gets sacked.

  • lesh

    Dec 23, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #10


    He won’t rule anything out about Armstrong.

    There’s nothing to rule out – he stays at Coventry and develops as a striker!

    Unless friend Charnley’s fixation with the pennies means that despite the fact that we’re in the relegation mic, he won’t spend on a Prem experienced striker.

    The situation’s probably the same with our crying need for a CB and LB – Saylor’s near to resuming training so that’ll be it, no need to buy to strengthen our sieve-like defence – until he’s injured again and the window’s closed.

    Short sighted? Hopeless.


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