Adam Armstrong turns 20 years of age on Friday and this month he is looking to land a triple blow on behalf of Newcastle United.

The on-loan striker scored an incredible 20 goals in his first full season of first team football in the last campaign at Coventry.

However, this time around, Adam Armstrong has found the step up to the Championship that little bit harder, as he continues to progress towards being a Newcastle first teamer one day.

The Geordie striker is loving it at Barnsley, especially the fact that he is playing at the same level and against the same teams as his teammates back at St James Park.

Armstrong says that Rafa Benitez told him to go to Barnsley in order to play plenty football and after a spell on the bench as well as the odd injury, the 19 year old is now playing back in the Barnsley first eleven.

Starting three of the last four Championship matches after a two month gap without any first team starts, Adam Armstrong has helped Barnsley back up to ninth in the table and only four points off the play-offs. The striker scoring his fourth goal of the season as Barnsley beat Rotherham 1-0.

Altogether he has started 12 Championship matches and came off the bench in another seven – but this month he has a double incentive as the on-loan player looks forward to the upcoming matches.

Three of the four matches to come in February, see Barnsley and Armstrong up against Newcastle’s three top four opponents.

Just how sweet will it be if Adam Armstrong helps to take points off Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading, helping Barnsley towards the play-offs and Newcastle a helping hand in getting automatic promotion.

Saturday 11 Feb Reading v Barnsley

Saturday 18 Feb Barnsley v Brighton

Saturday 25 Feb Barnsley v Huddersfield

Adam Armstrong speaking to Sky Sports:

“This (Barnsley loan) is a massive opportunity.

“Barnsley are in the Championship,  same as Newcastle.

“I am playing the same teams as they are playing, so it is no different.

“The gaffer (Rafa Benitez) has told me to come here and get games, which I am, that is the main thing at my age.

“The aim for me this season is to just keep scoring as many goals as I can, to play well and stay fit.

“The sky is the limit and in the summer and I will be back at Newcastle and raring to go.”