On Wednesday we reported that Adam Armstrong was one of three nominations for the League One Player of The Month award for February.
Friday morning bringing confirmation that he is the winner.
The Newcastle loan striker scored four and picked up two assists last month.
On picking up the award, Adam Armstrong said he is just going to keep his head down and work as hard as possible, before returning to Newcastle in the Summer and seeing what happens.
Blackburn are top of League One with 10 games to go and providing they get promoted, it would look an ideal scenario at the minute, if he returns to Blackburn on loan for the first half of next season, then see if he can make a real impact at Championship level, before looking beyond that.
‘I still have two years left at Newcastle so we will see what happens in pre-season when I go back there. I’m getting my head down at the minute and giving my all for Blackburn.’
Blackburn Rovers announcement:
‘Rovers are delighted to announce that striker Adam Armstrong has won the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award for February.
Armstrong played a key role in the memorable month, bringing pace and directness to the Rovers attack, which resulted in him scoring four goals and claiming two assists.’
After being named League One Player of The Month, Adam Armstrong spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph:
“It’s brilliant, I think I have had a good month and the team has done well and pushing towards the top of the table and then trying to stay there.
“We’re putting in the performances every week and I would like to dedicate (the award) to the players around me and those that have helped me through this month.
“The togetherness has been unbelievable, everyone has made me feel welcome and it’s amazing to be around that sort of atmosphere.
“It’s about the team. If I’m scoring then that’s a plus.
“It’s very rare that you get one of these (awards) and I have to keep working hard and make sure I keep going.
“I’m a pretty level headed guy and I’m just getting on with the job infront of me and that’s putting my all in for Blackburn and I think I’m doing that and I think it’s helping the team.
“It’s a hard one.
“I still have two years left at Newcastle so we will see what happens in pre-season when I go back there.
“I’m getting my head down at the minute and giving my all for Blackburn.”
The Mag – Wednesday 7 March 2018:
Fair play to Adam Armstrong.
After only one league goal in 10 months, the Geordie striker is now back in a rich vein of form.
A disappointing loan season at Barnsley saw only six Championship goals and then worse was to follow as the Newcastle striker scored just once after joining Bolton in the summer.
Ending up playing on the left wing and then eventually regularly left out of the team, little wonder Rafa Benitez had no intention of Adam Armstrong staying on there.
Moving to Blackburn Rovers for the rest of this season, joining up once again with Tony Mowbray looks to have done the trick. A manager who knows his game inside out after managing him as an 18 year old at Coventry when scoring 20 goals in his first full season of first team football.
It is still only League One football at the minute but playing in a more central role, Adam Armstrong is once again showing that like all natural goalscorers, he will score at any level if getting into the positions.
February has seen Adam Armstrong involved in six goals, four for himself and two assists for others, the goals helping send Blackburn five points clear at the top of League One. A goal on Sunday made it five goals in his last five matches for the 21 year old.
The Newcastle loan striker’s form has seen him nominated for February’s League One Player of The Month award (he has already picked up Blackburn’s February player of the month award).
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray has been nominated for the League One Manager’s award for February, the pair were together when Adam Armstrong went to Coventry as an 18 year old on loan and scored 20 goals in his first full season of first team football.
The 21 year old Geordie is up against Plymouth striker Ruben Lameiras, Rotherham winger Joe Newell and Southend full-back Jason Demetriou for the February award.
The winner is selected by a judging panel and will be announced this Friday (9 March).