Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong has revealed what new Manager Rafa Benitez has told him about his short-term future.

On the question of whether he would be recalled to help in Newcastle’s relegation fight, the Geordie striker says that rather than a return to Tyneside, he has simply ordered Adam Armstrong to see how many more goals he can add to his current total of 19 at Coventry.

The Sky Blues have dropped eight points behind the play-off places and with only seven games remaining, Coventry have to win at Gillingham on Saturday to have any chance of still going up.

Scoring the decisive second goal that confirmed victory for England over Spain and qualification for this summer’s Under 19 Euros, Armstrong says that he is ‘raring to go’.

The 19 year old’s goal was stunning (watch it HERE) and was the second during the international matches, the striker saying it was good to end his goal ‘drought’ which went back to early February.

Adam Armstrong speaking at the Coventry press conference on Friday ahead of Gillingham match:

“I have spoken to the manager (Rafa Benitez) and he has just told me to keep going and score as many goals as I can at Coventry.”

“It was great to get back on the scoresheet for England.

“I hadn’t scored for a while so it was nice to do that again and I’m back here and raring to go.

“All strikers go through a drought and you just have to get on with it.”