Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong made a stunning debut for Coventry City when scoring both goals in a 2-0 home win over Wigan last weekend.
He has bettered that with an even more sublime performance, scoring another brilliant two goals (watch them HERE) as he led his on-loan team to a 4-0 win at Millwall on Saturday.
The Coventry Telegraph revealed last week that the Geordie forward had broken their record for player ratings as voted by Coventry fans, with Adam Armstrong getting a rating of 9.2 out of 10 from supporters after his brace against Wigan – the next highest Coventry player getting a fan rating of 8.1 .
Records are there to be broken and now the fans of the Sky Blues have raised the bar again, with Adam Armstrong scoring an average of 9.5, setting a new standard to aim at.
At the same time as they are celebrating being top of the league and a new star striker to enjoy, the talk amongst Coventry fans also includes a major worry that Newcastle will exercise am early recall option they reportedly have on the 18 year old.
Coventry manager Tony Mowbray though, is simply feeling fortunate that they landed the striker on loan:
“He (Adam Armstrong) is playing for a massive club and struggled to get a game, but I would say whoever’s playing for Newcastle must be a hell of a player to keep this kid out of the team.
“I’ve managed in the Premier League and the defenders are all quick and massive. It’s a different kettle of fish but we’re delighted to have him here.”
“The fact that the goalkeeper had come racing out of his box two minutes earlier tells him the keeper’s playing really high as a sweeper/keeper.
“He receives it 40 yards out, doesn’t even look and chips it over him into an empty net. It shows me his brain thinking football all the time.”
I must admit to being pleasantly surprised at Armstrong’s instant success, it is still a major leap to the Premier League but the signs are promising.