Tony Mowbray confirms talks with Steve McClaren concerning Adam Armstrong

Steve McClaren has been keeping his eye on Newcastle loan striker Adam Armstrong.

Armstrong has started his Coventry loan career in excellent form, and Steve McClaren has been in talks with Tony Mowbray concerning the young striker, as confirmed by Mowbray on the official Coventry website.

Mowbray said: “I had a good long chat with Steve last week. He wants to know how he's doing and he wants to know how we're playing him. It's important that if he wants to play in the Premier League that he develops his football knowledge.”

Armstrong will certainly have been impressing McClaren in the recent weeks, having started the season with the League One side in exceptional form.

He has scored eight goals in nine games across all competitions, and has established himself as a top level goalscorer in the division.

Whilst a large difference in quality between League One and the Premier League, Armstrong will certainly be exciting McClaren due to the dreadful form which the current Newcastle strikers have been showing this season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez are the only forwards to have shown any sense of attacking threat this season, and it is hard to suggest that Armstrong would not have a great chance of getting into the first-team considering his current form.

McClaren should not be looking to recall Armstrong any time soon, but if he continues his excellent form whilst the head coach keeps watching him, it could be that the 18-year-old is back at St James’ Park in the January transfer window - and in the first-team set-up.

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