Adam Armstrong was one of the interested parties waiting to discover whether he had made the shortlist for the Football League player of the year award.

The honour is given to a player from one of the 72 clubs making up the Championship, League One and League Two.

Three players make up that shortlist and the trio have now been revealed:

Rico Henry (Walsall)

Lewis Cook (Leeds)

Moussa Dembele (Fulham)

Earlier this season, Adam Armstrong was the leading scorer across all four divisions as he took League One by storm with loan club Coventry City, in his first full season of regular first team football.

On 13 February the 19 year old Geordie scored twice against Bury to move onto 19 goals but since then he has hit a bit of a drought.

Adam Armstrong scored a couple in the recent successful campaign to qualify for the Under 19s European Championships with England but it is now over eight weeks since he managed a one in club football. The Newcastle forward has also been overtaken in the League One scoring stakes by 22 goal Nicky Ajose of Swindon and William Grigg with 20 goals for Wigan.

Maybe not the worst thing in the world for the long-term if he keeps a lower profile than might have been, though he shows every indication of being very mature and grounded anyway.

Hopefully he will at least hit the 20 goal mark in the remaining matches and whichever way you look at it, this season has been fantastic for Adam Armstrong’s progress and by association for Newcastle United in the longer term as well.