Tony Mowbray admits ‘I don’t know what else to say about Adam Armstrong!’.

Under Mowbray, the Newcastle loan striker’s record reads 27 goals after just 46 league starts.

Adam Armstrong having scored 20 goals when with the manager at Coventry in 2015/16 as an 18 year old, then adding another seven in his last seven matches now at Blackburn.

Newcastle fans are right to still wonder if the Geordie striker will ever make it at the top level but at the age of 21 and having scored 34 goals after 81 starts in the Championship and League One, it isn’t a bad start to his career.

Another couple of factors to consider are that Armstrong is currently playing wide left instead of through the middle and yet still scoring for fun, plus he doesn’t score many tap-ins.

Tony Mowbray saying ‘I’m sure Rafa Benitez will see the video clips of all of the goals he’s scoring.’

The loan boss declaring ‘He’s a young guy who’s come from a top-flight club and…I’d suggest that with his attributes and quality, he’s better than League One.’

The only question now is just how much better than League One can Adam Armstrong prove to be?

Tony Mowbray speaking to official Blackburn site:

“I don’t know what else to say about Adam Armstrong, to be honest!

“He’s a young lad learning the game, and I’m sure Rafa Benitez will see the video clips of all of the goals he’s scoring.

“He scored a fantastic goal against Wigan and two more brilliant goals against Blackpool.

“Goals like his second one on Saturday are never easy but he kept it down and put it into the corner.

“He also works extraordinarily hard, it’s not as though he’s a striker who just stands there – I’ll look forward to him scoring many more goals.

Arma won Player of the Month last month and just got his trophy this week. I had him at Coventry too, where he scored 20-odd goals in super fast time.

“He’s a young guy who’s come from a top-flight club and, with all respect to League One, I’d suggest that with his attributes and quality, he’s better than League One.

“We’re delighted he’s here and delighted that he could finish the game off for us as he did at the weekend.”



  • Wor Lass

    Good luck to the lad. He could prove a lot of people wrong – me included!

  • pedrodelgardo

    His attitude and finishing are top drawer, if he can improve his all round game he might make it in the top league, will certainly have a career in pro football. Here’s hoping he can do it for us.

    • Leazes.

      I keep thinking Blackburn are a Championship club.

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    Big year ahead for him and Ivan Tony who is doing well in spite of injuries. They could save us a fortune, I hope they do.

    • Stephen Paylor

      i would love to see Armstrong given a chance, i think he would out work, and is more talented than Gayle or Perez

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        He’s not there yet, he needs as good season in the championship, as does Tony.

        He is a bit like Gayle in style but Gayle is better at the moment even though Gayle arrived at this level the hard way.

        You can’t compare Perez, Perez is one of the most talented players at the club, if we played a front 3, he’d come into his own. I see more live away games and Perez stands out when we play counter attack.

  • Paul Patterson

    Fancy swapping him with Joselu for the remainder of the season, Tony?

  • Desree

    We should give him a shot at no10

    • Leazes.

      I think Kenedy has already taken it…. wing back my eye!

      • Desree

        He wont be he here next season.

    • Paul Patterson

      Prime Minister? Interesting . .

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      How are you going to pay our bet? I’ll be at the Everton game or do you only want to pay when mathematically certain. Tell you what, I’ll drop to £50 to cash out at the Everton match

    • Mxpx

      Agreed he’s earned a shot

  • Stephen Paylor

    He has always scored goals at quite an impressive ration whenever he is played regularly and up front. His quiet spell in the championship was in a time when he played a lot in a wide position and for teams that had very poor possession and control of the ball. For me he is a better player than Ayoze