A BOOST FOR COV AS TOON TWO ARE STAYING
COVENTRY CITY have secured deals to keep their on-loan Newcastle United duo at the Ricoh Arena until the end of the season.
Adam Armstrong has been with the Sky Blues since the start of the season and made a significant impact in the Midlands, scoring more goals than anyone else in League One to date.
The 18-year-old striker has signed on to preserve Coventry’s promotion push and is eager to continue his sparkling form.
“I am over the moon and 100 per cent committed to this club,” said Armstrong. “There have been a lot of rumours, but I wanted to stay here.
“We have got some really good young players here and nice mix of experience too.
“You have to learn things as a young player and this has been a massive step in my career and we are just ready to get promoted now.
“It’s massive to be playing with a world class player like Joe Cole. I feel very lucky to be a footballer. It’s the best job in the world and I am living every kid’s dream.”
Joining him until the end of the season is Newcastle team-mate Gael Bigirimana.
The 22-year-old began his professional career with Coventry before moving to the north east in 2012.
However, first team opportunities have dried up at St James’ Park and, after returning to Coventry on loan in November, the Burundi-born midfielder has agreed to stay on until the summer.
“We’ve been really impressed with Gael since he joined the club on loan,” said manager Tony Mowbray.
“Gael has excellent technical ability and has really settled into the environment since coming back, providing us with another crucial option in midfield.
“We’re delighted we’ve been able to sign him on loan until the end of the season and I’m sure he’ll have a positive impact on the rest of the season.”
DELIGHT: Tony Mowbray