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Wolves confirm interest in Newcastle striker

7 years ago

Wolves have admitted that they are watching Adam Armstrong but they haven’t approached Newcastle yet.

Manager Kenny Jackett says that Armstrong was already attracting a lot of attention playing below first team level at Newcastle. However, now having gone out and played first team football and scored 12 goals in 14 matches at a decent level, Jackett says that is ‘a big one’ in terms of showing his progress.

The Wolves boss says there will be plenty of other teams watching Adam Armstrong now and mid-January will be when a decision will have to be made by Newcastle and the player, as to where he plays for the rest of the season.

Steve McClaren has made clear that he is only interested in the 18 year old being at a club where he is a first team player.

The United Head Coach indicating that Coventry are currently favourites because of how they have handled Adam Armstrong so far but acknowledging moving ‘higher up’ is an option, if he gets guaranteed first team football.

Kenny Jackett:

“We have watched him at Coventry but we haven’t made any approach (yet) to Newcastle.

“He has done well and been an interesting player coming out of the under 21s at Newcastle into League One, a good start and scored goals.

“He won’t be short of teams watching him, he’ll have drawn a lot of attention.

“I thought he drew quite a bit of attention when he was at Newcastle anyway, playing well for the under 21s, but going out and doing it at first team football is a big one.

“He’s joint-top scorer in the country, he’ll be being watched by a lot of clubs.”

Steve McClaren:

“There’s a lot of clubs coming in from higher up.

“We just think it is an education for him (at Coventry). He could go higher up and might play, might not.

“Will he get the coaching? You don’t unless you play and that is important to us.”


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