Newcastle United man taking inspiration from West Ham star

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has stated that he hopes to emulate former Magpie Andy Carroll in the Championship.

Armstrong scored an impressive 20 goals in 40 appearances while on loan at League One side Coventry City last season and following his exploits, manager Rafael Benitez has decided to keep hold of the 19-year-old at St. James’ Park ahead of the upcoming Championship campaign.

Armstrong faces stiff competition from the likes of Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez for a place in the Newcastle starting lineup but if the striker is given an opportunity, there is no reason why he will not be able to flourish in the Championship.

The youngster has recently been speaking to the Chronicle regarding his prospects for the upcoming campaign and has stated that he would like to emulate former Magpie Andy Carroll, who inspired the Tyneside outfit into the Premier League back in 2010 by scoring 17 goals in 39 appearances in the second tier of English football.

Armstrong said, “If I get the chance I will take it. It’s the same for every lad around here. When Andy Carroll was here that’s what he done, he grasped his chance when the club went into the Championship. I was only young then and I was a supporter, I was gutted.

“The only thing we can do now is work really hard and do our best every week to get back up. Things are looking good for all of us if we continue to train well.”