A BOOST FOR COV AS TOON TWO ARE STAY­ING

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Pippa Field

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

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