Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong deserves to hit 20 goals this season, according to loan boss Tony Mowbray.
The 19 year old Geordie striker has been stuck on 19 goals for the past 11 weeks, though he did score goals during that period that helped England reach the Under 19 European Championship finals.
All but five of Adam Armstrong’s goals have come at home and Mowbray hopes his on-loan striker can reach the 20 goal mark on Saturday as a fitting send off in front of the Coventry fans, giving them the chance to show their appreciation.
Coventry face Sheffield United, before then rounding the season off on Sunday 8 May away at Oldham.
After his early exertions, maybe it was all going to eventually catch up with Adam Armstrong in this first season of regular senior football.
Coventry’s promotion hopes have fallen away in tandem with Armstrong’s goals but from a Newcastle point of view, the loan striker’s progress is great news in his development as hopefully a Newcastle quality striker of the future.
That future could come a lot earlier for Adam Armstrong if Newcastle go down, as the natural next step was thought to be for the 19 year old to be playing Championship football next season…
“Obviously, they (loan signings) are not our players. They’re loan players that will be going back to their parent clubs at the end of the season.
“Potentially, it is the last time our supporters will see them as Coventry City players so let’s hope they can find a performance for the club and the fans.
“Let’s hope Adam Armstrong can find the magic touch he has shown us throughout the season and give himself a send off he deserves for his efforts this season.
“I would really hope he gets another goal to get to the 20 goal mark which is a big deal for any player and especially a striker. The records show that he scores mostly at home so let’s hope he can finish the way he started.”