Newcastle United youngster Adam Armstrong has won the goal of the season award at his loan club Barnsley for his stunning strike earlier in the season.
The 20 year-old striker joined the Tykes on a loan last summer and has scored 6 goals for the Yorkshire club this term.
See below for the strike that won him the award – what a goal it was!
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It must be said that this was an incredibly impressive goal from Armstrong, scored on his Barnsley debut away at Preston in September last year.
The blistering pace and exquisite touch and finish show his capabilities, but it seems he has been unable to show this sort of form on a regular basis in the Championship this season, seeing him score just 6 goals in 35 appearances. The above goal shows his undoubted ability, but his failure to make a real mark in the second tier will have raised serious doubts as to whether he can play a part in Newcastle’s Premier League campaign next season.
With him being illegible to play in Sunday’s game against Newcastle, his loan spell with Barnsley is now officially over.
The experience will have been an invaluable one for the youngster, but I imagine NUFC officials believe he needs more time to develop before he can be considered as a possible option for Benitez.
He is set to report back to Newcastle for pre-season, but his future at the club appears unclear.
Another Championship loan spell may be on the cards for the promising striker, but it could be make or break for the England U-20 international next season if he is to have a future on Tyneside.
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