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Tony Mowbray says Newcastle loan star is better than this level

3 years ago
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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.”

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