When Alan Shearer signed for Newcastle United in 1996, Adam Armstrong hadn’t even been born.

The future Newcastle legend had already won the Premier League title by the time he signed on at St James Park.

The main man for Blackburn Rovers in that title win, in total Alan Shearer scored an unbelievable 131 goals in only 172 matches for the Lancashire club.

As an 18 year old Adam Armstrong himself made waves, albeit at a lower level, scoring 20 goals for Coventry in his first ever full season of senior football.

However, a slightly disappointing season at Championship club Barnsley followed with only six league goals. Then the first half of this season has been a real disappointment, with only goal for Championship strugglers Bolton, with the striker finding himself pushed out to the left wing and then eventually left out altogether.

No doubt his arrival at League One promotion contenders Blackburn will have contained assurances that the intention is to play the striker through the middle.

The fact he is reunited with former Coventry manager Tony Mowbray must be a plus as well.

Set to turn 21 next month, Adam Armstrong says that as a kid he used to watch Alan Shearer a lot and that the Newcastle legend is ‘every boy’sย local hero’.

Armstrong is now temporarily at Blackburn and has stated his intention, saying ‘I hope I can score goals here like he (Alan Shearer) used to’.

Newcastle fans will be hoping the same and it is easy to forget the Geordie striker is still only 20 years old.

Playing every week in his best position will surely help and double figures for Adam Armstrong in the remainder of the season will do him the world of good.

Adam Armstrong talking to the Blackburn official site:

“We all know how well Alan Shearer did here (at Blackburn).

“He is a legend at both Blackburn and Newcastle.

โ€œHis goals speak for themselves.

“I used to watch him quite a lot. He was one I always looked up to growing up, playing football and the way he conducted himself off the pitch as well.

“He’s every boy’s local hero.

โ€œHe did well for Newcastle and he’s a legend here which makes things better as well.

โ€œI hope I can score goals here like he used to.”

  • Wor Lass

    Blackburn had the best years of Shearer – the bar stewards!

    • TheNutJob

      looks like he took Pedro with him to cut the grass

      • Rich Lawson

        No Pedro made the reserves do it !

        • Peaky Magpie

          ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Satire,love it.Eat your hearts out Hislop & Merton ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Wor Lass

        Him and Arma could be running around in that grass like the F*ck-are-we tribe!

    • Leazes

      He was truly frightening att Blackburn, he had Sutton to play off……formidable.

      • Rich Lawson

        Didn’t do so badly with Sir Les’

      • Kneebotherm8


  • Rich Lawson

    So do we Adam,crack some goals in for the rest of the season then come back in the summer and try and get in the 1st team.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Big Al looks like Mr Chad on that photo……โ€Wot no………..???โ€

  • HappyToons

    Super Mac signed at the age of 21 and scored a hatrick on his home debut against a Liverpool team which was full of internationals including Keegan. Shearer at 21 was the most expensive player in British football. Just shows the difference between the greats and the rest of us.