Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong is on the move again, with the 20-year-old completing a loan move to Blackburn today.
Armstrong spent the first half of the season with Championship strugglers Bolton, however he has sealed a move to the League One side until the end of the season, seeing him reunited with Tony Mowbray.
Crucially, Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray was the manager during his superb 20-goal spell at Coventry in the 2015/16 season. Bolton were said to be keen on extending his loan deal, so this makes you wonder if Armstrong purely favoured a move where he’d be played in his natural position (up top) and under a manager whose got the best out of him in the past.
An interesting move for Armstrong. After scoring just 3 goals in 23 for Bolton over the first half of the season (he was played out wide, mind), he’s now dropped back down to League One in a bid to get back amongst the goals.
He’s a talent, but he needs to start showing he’s up to it. Since his successful stint at Coventry, he’s scored just 9 goals in almost 60 Championship appearances at Barnsley and Bolton. Failure to make the most of his chance with Blackburn and I think we could see him moved on for good in the summer.
Here’s what he had to say after securing his loan move to Ewood Park today:
“It has been a bit of a crazy day but I am happy that I am here now – I can’t wait for the challenge ahead.
“I think it was the right move. I’ve come here to get games and I wouldn’t say get my confidence back but to get as many goals as I can.
“I want to work hard for the team and I wanted to move to Blackburn to help them get promoted and hopefully we can do that.”
Good luck Arma! We’ll be keeping a close eye on his progress.