HOTSHOT ADAM’S HAPPY TO STAY A TYKE
ON-LOAN striker Adam Armstrong was hardly able to contain his delight at signing an extension to his loan deal at Barnsley.
The teenage forward started the season with Newcastle United, but made the switch to Oakwell in a bid for first-team football, something that has come to fruition with 14 appearances and three goals.
Still only 19, Armstrong is thought of favourably in both Yorkshire and the North East, overjoyed that his development can continue at a place where he has slotted in well so far.
“This is what I wanted” he said. “This is what both clubs wanted as well. Newcastle probably don’t need me up there right now and I’m over the moon to stay here at Barnsley.
“The whole point of the loan is for me to learn and get more experience and to do it here in a great environment can only be helpful.
“It’s really good in the dressing room. There’s just a real buzz around the whole place to be fair and I suppose that’s the case when we’re winning games.
“The boys are doing well in the league and we want to carry that on and see where it takes us.”
An ankle injury in December denied Armstrong the chance to add to his impressive start, returning on Boxing Day – a month he admitted made frustrating viewing on the sidelines.
And after scoring 20 goals in 40 games for Coventry last season, the striker is hoping to hit the ground running after his lay-off.
“It’s been frustrating” he said. “I had an ankle injury, and I didn’t really know when I’d be back because some days it’d be hurting and then others it’d be fine.
“When you’re injured you know others will get their chance and they’ve been doing very well for us but I know what I have to do.”
GLEE: Adam Armstrong