Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong on fire making it 9 goals in 8 games with another 2 to take loan team top of league
Adam Armstrong just can’t stop scoring goals.
Monday afternoon saw another two superb strikes as he helped Blackburn go top of League One with seven games remaining.
The 21 year old Geordie struck in the 12th and 45th minutes to put Rovers two up at the break and they saw out the win despite a consolation in the second half for MK Dons.
That makes it nine goals in his last eight league matches, a remarkable turnaround after scoring just once before February when spending a loan spell at Bolton, where they ended up playing him on the left wing and at times leaving the forward out altogether.
Good to see Newcastle strikers scoring goals and on form, no matter who they are playing for.
Hopefully Adam Armstrong will take this as another stepping stone to then make it big on loan at a Championship side next season, possibly Blackburn if they get promotion.
“It is no surprise to me, I had him at Coventry where it felt like he scored every week.
“I’m happy for Adam, psychologically it must have been tough for him.
“He’s been at Newcastle since he was a baby, it has never quite happened for him.
“He’s on fire now, you feel as if he can score every game.
“We’re happy, we have to keep going, happy for the supporters that made the trip and we have to look forward to Saturday now.”
‘Rovers did not have to wait long for the opener after Danny Graham’s superb long-range pass from inside his own box saw Armstrong race through on goal, beat Robbie Muirhead for pace and fire a right-footed drive home.
And the promotion-chasers’ second came just before the break – Graham was again the provider with another accurate through-ball into the path of Armstrong, who cut inside on his left foot before firing an unstoppable effort past keeper Lee Nicholls.’
Blackburn Rovers official site:
‘Rovers boss Tony Mowbray felt his side were fully deserving of Monday’s 2-1 win at MK Dons, despite a strong second-half showing from the hosts.
The Blues went two goals ahead thanks to a first-half brace from the superb Adam Armstrong, before the home side responded after the break.
The win keeps Rovers’ automatic promotion charge on track, meaning Mowbray was a happy man after the full-time whistle.’
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