Adam Armstrong has once again gone out on loan from Newcastle United.

After scoring 20 goals at Coventry in League One in 2015/16, the Geordie forward found life a bit more difficult at Barnsley in the Championship last (2016/17) season, scoring six league goals.

Armstrong joins Bolton Wanderers who have just been promoted to the Championship, the deal being initially up to January 2018.

Ironically, the departure of Adam Armstrong was announced only minutes after news came through that a £12.5m transfer of Jacob Murphy has been agreed by Newcastle.

Murphy was at Coventry with Armstrong in 2015/16, the midfielder scoring nine goals in League One and making many others for the Newcastle striker.

Newcastle United official statement:

‘Young Newcastle United forward Adam Armstrong has joined Sky Bet Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a half-season loan deal.

Twenty-year-old Armstrong has linked up with Phil Parkinson’s side – who won promotion from League One last season – and penned a loan deal which will keep him at the Macron Stadium until Thursday, 4th January 2018.

It will be the third time the Under-20 World Cup winner has gone out on loan, having previously spent time at Coventry City and Barnsley.

Armstrong spent the 2015/16 campaign on loan at then-League One side Coventry, where he bagged 20 goals in 40 league outings for the Sky Blues, picking up the club’s Young Player of the Year, Top Goalscorer and Goal of the Season awards, while also being named in the PFA League One Team of the Year.

He spent last season out on loan at Championship outfit Barnsley, where he scored six goals in 36 games in the second tier, collecting another Goal of the Season gong for his stunning strike against Preston North End.

Armstrong, who signed a new deal with United last summer which will keep him at St. James’ Park until 2020, has made 21 appearances for the Magpies so far.

He will now join up with a Bolton squad that includes former Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi, who joined the Trotters on a permanent deal last week.’

  • This is the final make it or break it for Armstrong, either he takes the Championship by storm and we offer him starting place or sign permanently for Bolton or some other mediocre Championship side.

    • 1957

      I think you are right, my gut feeling is he might have another mediocre season and he will leave us for another club. Benitez and the coaching staff must have some doubts about him or they would have given him longer in pre season to impress, they are with Woodman

      • With Woodman it’s different. He’s connected (Southgate) and may be the next England number 1 in 2-3 years time, that’s why I think Rafa is trying to offload Krul and Darlow. We need a better experience keeper to show him the roped for a season or two and then move him to number 1.

        • 1957

          I doubt Woodman being ‘connected’ would make a jot of difference to Benitez, Southgate will have no influence over what the manager does at NUFC, I can see him breaking into our team in a couple of years but it will be much longer before he’s England’s first choice.

  • Mrkgw

    Hopefully gone with a clause to purchase. For me, Armstrong won’t make it at Newcastle. Nothing against the lad of course and I wish him well.

  • Down Under Mag

    Gone backwards a little of late and there were rumbles of bad attitude in training last season…hopefully he has his head on right and goes out all guns blazing for Bolton.

    Has to be a question mark on him being suited to play in Rafa’s formation though too which can’t be helping his chances of making it here. Good luck to him, will be interesting to see how he goes in the Bolton side and if he gets a lot of game time.

  • NUFCDan

    Geordie front 3 of Arma, Sammy and Gary Madine will take the Championship by strom. Maybe.