Following an impressive season on loan at Coventry, Armstrong could continue his promising development with a season as part of Newcastle’s attack which looks to fire United back into the Premier league. Armstrong is quick, has good movement and an eye for goal. He probably wouldn’t be suited to being Newcastle’s lone striker but could be very effective in the number 10 role or up alongside Mitrovic. More than likely though we will probably see him used as substitute initially but with Newcastle scheduled to play twice a week more often in the Championship, Armstrong could chip in with some valuable goals.
The season on loan at Coventry will have done much for Armstrong’s development, gaining valuable game time, goals and confidence. Many of Newcastle’s youngsters who have gone out on loan in the past rarely come back any better off for the experience, or not enough for them to impact on the first team. Armstrong however might be different, particularly with Newcastle’s drop down a division. One aspect of his game that did impress this season, whilst at Cov, was Armstrong’s composure. For a young man he is cool in front of goal and hopefully Rafa can bring him on nicely.