The Football League emergency loan window opens on Monday and Adam Armstrong is expected to go out to a Championship club as the latest Newcastle loan player.

The Chronicle’s club sources say that with the likes of Papiss Cisse being back from the African Cup of Nations and Siem de Jong getting close to full fitness, the 17 year old striker will be sent out to get regular football.

Both Coventry and Blackpool are said to be interested and after appearing nine times for the first team so far this season. it makes sense to keep his development heading in the right direction by playing at a decent level.

Armstrong would be the seventh United player to go out on loan with days, as Davide Santon adjusts to life back in Milan and the Rangers five find out what it is like at another mad club.

No doubt saving a few extra pennies won’t do any harm either.

As Mike Ashley no doubt says ‘Every little helps’.