Newcastle loan players Adam Armstrong and Gael Bigirimana have had their loan deals extended until the end of this season.

Tony Mowbray had continually said he was confident of keeping Armstrong and Steve McClaren had said he believed it was happening…

But with only 48 hours before his loan was due to expire, confirmation on Thursday by Newcastle United that Adam Armstrong will remain at Coventry to try and build on his 16 goals already, as well as helping his loan club into the Championship.

Fellow loan player Gael Bigirimana was reported to be going to be a permanent signing in this transfer window but it looks as though agreement couldn’t be reached on that.

The midfielder will instead remain at Coventry on an extended loan until the summer, when surely a permanent move will be made somewhere, Bigirimana having only one more year left then on his Newcastle contract.

Good luck to both players for the rest of the season.

Official Coventry City Statement on Adam Armstrong:

‘Coventry City have extended the loan of striker Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United.

The 19-year old forward will now stay with the Sky Blues until May 2016 after impressing for City in League One this season.

Armstrong has already scored 16 goals this campaign, which includes a fine hat-trick against Crewe Alexandra in a 5-0 win at Gresty Road.

The striker has already made 19 appearances for his parent club, making his debut for the Magpies during the 2013/14 season against Fulham at the age of 16.

The England Under-19 international will now get the chance to continue his goal-scoring exploits at the Ricoh Arena and City boss Tony Mowbray is delighted to get the extension done.

Mowbray said:

“We’re delighted to have Adam here until the end of the season as he has had a fantastic impact during his time at the club.

“He is progressing well and we are delighted that Newcastle feel that he is in the best environment for his future development.

“Adam is a great lad to work with, always listening and always looking to improve, and has always shown a great attitude on the training pitch.

“With more games, I’m sure he’ll continue to improve and we hope he’ll continue to positively impact the club’s season.”