Former Newcastle United and Coventry City striker warns Steve McClaren not to bring Adam Armstrong back to club

Ricoh Arena Coventry City

The striker has been in fantastic form for Coventry City this season.

Newcastle United may have been busy in the transfer market this summer, but it certainly does not look like it has helped them much at all.

They have started the new campaign where they left off from the old one – struggling for wins at the wrong end of the table.

Steve McClaren’s men have been struggling both offensively and defensively, whilst a player they let go in the summer is banging in the goals in the lower leagues.

Adam Armstrong was allowed to join Coventry City this summer on a loan deal until January. The 18-year-old has had a great start to life at the Ricoh Arena – netting six goals in just seven appearances.

With Newcastle as a team only having scored three goals in the Premier League all season, it is easy to see just why some are wondering if calling back Armstrong from Coventry might be a good decision.

One man who completely disagrees with that fact is Mickey Quinn. The former striker spent three years at St James Park, before also having a spell at Coventry City, and he thinks Armstrong should remain where he is for now.

He wrote in The Chronicle:

“Talk of bringing Adam Armstrong back to Newcastle United early from his loan deal is just ludicrous.

“He is in great form down at Coventry City and having a brilliant time – so why on earth would you recall him back to a club that has a toxic losing culture sweeping through it right now?

“Newcastle and Steve McClaren have made their bed as far as Armstrong is concerned – and now they’ve got to sleep in it.

“Bringing him back is absolutely the worst thing Newcastle United could possibly do in terms of his development.”

The real wonder is whether they loan him out again come January. He is having a great season and if Newcastle remain in trouble come the winter they might decide to throw him in, which would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

Here is hoping Newcastle see sense and allow their top talent time to continue progressing in the Football League, before throwing him in to the Premier League deep end.

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