Newcastle loan star nominated for league’s player of the month
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).
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