Andy Hinchcliffe backs Adam Armstrong’s loan move decision

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Adam Armstrong joined League One club Coventry City on loan from Premier League side Newcastle United last month.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Andy Hinchcliffe has suggested on Skysports.com that it was right of Newcastle United to loan out Adam Armstrong.

The 18-year-old forward left the Premier League outfit to move to Coventry City on youth loan until January 2016.

Coventry are in League One at the moment and may not even make the playoffs, but former Wednesday star Hinchcliffe believes that it is good for the development of Armstrong that he is playing for Tony Mowbray’s side.

“Armstrong was on the fringes at Newcastle but this is what happens with young players, they need to get out playing regular football,” the former Wednesday defender wrote on Skysports.com last week.

“It is all well and good playing at a Premier League club, training with these great players, but you can’t get away from match time. He’s not played in the Premier League or actually played much for Newcastle so far.

“The standard of football in League One is a lot better than it used to be, managers really like to play so a good player can very quickly look very good because it’s not all kick and rush. It’s not all long ball but rather very good, technical football.”

Good move for Adam Armstrong

Armstrong has already started to show his potential at Coventry and has been among the goals.

The 18-year-old has been a key reason why the Sky Blues are third in the League One table at the moment with nine points from four matches.

The England Under-18 international forward is a talented young player, and getting regular playing time in a competitive environment is certainly going to help him grow and develop as a footballer.

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