The 18-year-old has made just five appearances in the Premier League this season, but he’s reflected on his current status positively and in a manner which will delight first team boss John Carver.
“I'm still a fan. I have to remind myself I'm part of the squad. Being a Geordie lad, it's a dream,” said Armstrong.
“There are a lot of young players coming through. We have to just get our heads down and keep focused.”
Armstrong’s comments suggest modesty and taking nothing for granted because he appreciates his current status and how important it is for him that he’s a first team squad option.
That should ensure professionalism every time he turns out for the first team, guaranteeing a hard work ethic which is an important quality for any player.
He also seems to be determined to help other players in similar positions.
That shows responsibility and leadership qualities, which will impress his manager because of how young he still is.
If he can lead by example and show younger players the right way to conduct themselves, they could follow suit to the benefit of the club.
He creates extra benefits for Carver, without the head coach having to step in and do anything and that should guarantee that he stays in and around the first team for as long as he’s at the club.