When Adam Armstrong ventured out on loan to Coventry City during the 2015/16 season as an 18-year-old, supporters were unsure what to expect of the young striker. However, the Newcastle United academy graduate went on to score 20 goals in League One as the Sky Blues narrowly missed out on a play-off spot.
That impressive goal haul earned him temporary switches to Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers, allowing Armstrong to test himself in the Championship. Mixed fortunes were experienced before he linked up with former Coventry boss, Tony Mowbray, this time at Blackburn Rovers for the second half of the 2017/18 campaign.
Having netted nine goals to help Rovers secure promotion to the second tier and representing England’s U21s during the summer’s Toulon Tournament success, Armstrong is eager to impress during pre-season as he trains with his parent club. Nobody knows what the future holds for the now 21-year-old, but he is building a reputation as a man who knows where the net is.
I had the opportunity to chat to Armstrong about his time at Coventry, as well as his recent achievements with both Blackburn and England. The full interview is available to listen to below: