With seven goals in his last six games, Adam Armstrong is tearing up League One.

After scoring just one in the first half of the season at Bolton, the Newcastle loan star is thriving once again under Tony Mowbray.

As an 18 year old, the Geordie striker in his first full season of first team football hit 20 goals for Coventry under Mowbray, now his boss again at Blackburn, Adam Armstrong is leading the Rovers charge back to the Championship.

What is even better, is that Armstrong is scoring so regularly despite being out of position on the left wing. His team-mate Richie Smallwood saying the striker ‘makes it look easy’.

The midfielder adds that ‘Adam Armstrong is a special player with the ability to hurt any team in this league’.

Blackburn are now five points clear at the top of League One with nine matches remaining, although the chasing clubs do have games in hand.

It was another two goals from Adam Armstrong in a 3-0 win at Blackpool on Saturday that helped keep them clear at the top.

Armstrong is clearly a natural finisher and the only doubt is whether he can get into the scoring positions at a higher level.

A long way to go if he is ever going to make it at Newcastle but a great bridging plan towards that is surely if the striker stays at a promoted Blackburn and then can score regularly in the Championship.

He will turn 22 during next season and currently has two years left on his Newcastle contract, so next season looks crucial in terms of Adam Armstrong showing potential he can do it at the top level.

In the meantime, he just needs to carry on scoring in League One.

Blackburn midfielder Richie Smallwood talking to the Lancashire Telegraph:

“Adam Armstrong is a special player with the ability to hurt any team in this league.

“He’s on fire at the moment, player of the month, and hopefully that continues.

“The lay-off to Adam was great – it had the perfect weight on it. The finish was brilliant.

“If he can continue as he has done for the remainder of this season then I think we’ll get the job done.

“He’s a very good professional, a quiet lad but he’s mixing in well.

“He does his talking on the pitch and hopefully that can continue. He can help us this season.

“He’s a striker but is scoring goals from the left wing.

“He makes it look easy with the positions he takes up.

“He’s a natural finisher, and Danny’s the same, but Arma’s showing he can do it so early on in his career.”



  • Geordiegiants

    Means nothing to us in League one, the class difference between the prem and championship is huge, so league one is going to be astronomical.

    • ghostrider

      I thought we were championship?
      Doesn’t most people say we are a championship squad playing in the premier league?

      • Geordiegiants

        It’s we now is it?

        • ghostrider

          Yeah as in me and Newcastle United.

          • Geordiegiants

            It was “you” yesterday.

          • ghostrider

            Me what?
            Quite what I said or can’t you find it?

          • Dillon Tovak

            Don’t bother, he’s a troll.

          • Coach Clagnut

            “Quite what I said or can’t you find it?”….but very articulate.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      All our players have to develop somewhere. The sensible thing with armstrong is to hope Blackburn go up and he can stay for the first half of the season with a view to moving back to NUFC having shown himself in the Championship. Ivan Tony is also doing well but Scunthorpe are unlikely to go up and he’s struggled at other host clubs.

      The next 12 months are important to them both, they are still young but at 21/22 youth is an excuse, at 23/24 they need to have stepped up.

      It would be great for them to really make it.

  • Dillon Tovak

    “Adam Armstrong is a special player with the ability to hurt any team in this league.”

    That’s the point that doesn’t really help us, I’m happy for him though.

  • Great for the lad. I’m hoping Blackburn take him next year in the Championship so he can prove he deserves the step up. I was always for giving him a chance in the Championship and was disappointed to see him being loaned out instead of playing for his own Club. We won the Championship, but we should have given Barlaser and Armstrong a run of games, especially at home against lower-table teams.