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Official Newcastle United announcement reveals Adam Armstrong has joined Blackburn for rest of season

4 years ago

Bolton Wanderers attempted to retain Adam Armstrong for the rest of this season but instead he has moved to Blackburn Rovers for the remainder of the campaign.

A Newcastle United official announcement revealing the news on Tuesday afternoon.

The striker went to Coventry as an 18 year old and scored 20 League One goals in his first full season of football, then finding life a little tougher at Barnsley in the Championship with six league goals in 2016/17, this season only one Championship goal in his half year at Bolton.

Banned from buying players in the summer, the Trotters had to rely on loans and free transfers.

The first 11 matches of the season left the situation looking hopeless, with two draws and nine defeats leaving them a distant bottom of the table.

However, Phil Parkinson has worked miracles, going on to pick up 25 points from the last possible 45, with only four defeats in these past 15 matches.

Over the festive period Bolton picked up nine points from twelve and actually climbed out of the relegation zone, now fifth bottom.

For Adam Armstrong though the upturn in results was bittersweet, first pushed out to the left wing rather than through the middle, he won praise for the job he was doing out there. Only to be then dropped from the team with his last start back on 25 November, over six weeks ago.

His contribution to the festive period success was limited to only 14 minutes as a late sub in the win at Sheffield United, so it was difficult to see what Adam Armstrong had to gain by sticking it out at Bolton.

Despite the lack of game time, Bolton boss Phil Parkinson said that he definitely wanted to keep the Newcastle striker until the end of the season.

The Bolton boss last week saying he had spoken to Newcastle United in the hope of keeping the Geordie loan forward.

Blackburn are currently third in League One, seven points behind leaders Wigan.

Newcastle United official announcement:

‘Adam Armstrong has joined League One side Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old, who has just returned from a loan spell at Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers, has joined Tony Mowbray’s promotion-chasers on a deal which will keep him at Ewood Park until the end of the campaign.

In the first half of this season, the England Under-20 international – a World Cup winner with his country last summer – made a total of 23 appearances during his time at the Macron Stadium, scoring three goals.

Last term, Armstrong was on loan at Barnsley, where he scored six in 35 outings – including the club’s goal of the season, a stunning strike against Preston.

The young forward also spent time at Coventry City in 2015/16, scoring 20 in 40 appearances and picking up a string of awards, including young player of the year, goal of the season and top goalscorer.’


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