NUFC loanee Adam Armstrong netted his first Championship goal for Bolton Wanderer’s over the weekend – a neat finish that saw them leap frog Sunderland at the bottom of the Championship!
The 20-year old forward had endured a difficult start to life at Bolton, with his only two goals so far coming in the Carabao Cup, however he got off the mark on Saturday with a much needed goal – his first in 14 Championship appearances this term.
Watch his strike here, coming at 0:50 into the highlights of Bolton’s 2-1 win over Norwich on Saturday:
A great finish and a player whose earned real praise from Bolton boss Phil Parkinson – who admits he had came under pressure for playing the out of form forward each week:
“I could feel the rumblings – why are we still picking Armstrong? But I think he’s put in some terrific performances. He has been desperate for that goal and you could see he was getting a little bit flat but he deserved things to change because of all the hard work he has put in on the pitch and in training.
“We are on to him all the time about areas of his game he can improve but he has got quality, and he can and will get better. He has had a spell like Gary Madine where things were not going for him, being cleared off the line, hitting the post but we stuck with Gaz and we’ve stuck with Adam.”
Good to hear from the Bolton boss, that.
It’s worth mentioning that Armstrong has been playing on the left side of a 4-2-3-1 recently, so not as a loan striker.
This appears to have paid dividends for Bolton however, with them being unbeaten in their last 5 games, with former Mag Sammy Ameobi’s three goals in four games seeing him nominated for the Championship player of the month.
Hopefully Armstrong can kick on from here!