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Team-mate says Newcastle loan star “Makes it look easy”

4 years ago

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.”


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