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Tony Mowbray advises Newcastle loan striker his best position isn’t centre-forward

6 years ago

Adam Armstrong scored another two quality goals on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Shrewsbury, making it eight in nine games for Coventry.

However, the Newcastle loan striker was playing in a different position to his normal centre-forward role.

Armstrong played in the number 10 position on Saturday behind Marc-Antoine Fortune and  Coventry boss Tony Mowbray says that he has spent weeks trying to convince the 18 year old that this could be his ideal place long-term.

Mowbray says that Adam Armstrong has such a great all round game that he can be involved in various other ways in the game from that number 10 position but still score goals.

Tony Mowbray:

“I think what is important for me is he can still score goals from a slightly deeper position.

“I believe, and I have been trying to tell him this for weeks now, it is probably his best position. Just because he’s fast doesn’t mean he has to play on shoulders and run in behind teams.

“He is very technical and as we saw numerous times – he gets the ball, turns away from his marker and runs into space, so it is something we’ll look at and progress and hopefully he’ll enjoy the role.”

Mowbray also revealed that Adam Armstrong was cheated out of a hat-trick because he is the nominated penalty taker, though Fortune grabbed the ball and took the penalty himself …luckily for him he scored.”

Tony Mowbray:

“I wouldn’t have been too happy if he (Fortune) had missed the penalty because he wasn’t the pre-planned penalty taker.

“But sitting here it doesn’t matter because he stuck it in the bottom corner and we won the game 3-0.

“As top scorer Armstrong should be banging those (penalty) goals in. It’s almost like a goal for nothing for a centre-forward who is on a roll of goals with confidence high.”

To watch Adam Armstrong’s latest two excellent strikes go HERE.


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