McClaren rules out loan recall for in-form Newcastle youngster Adam Armstrong

Newcastle United have no plans to recall 18-year-old striker Adam Armstrong from his loan spell with Coventry City.

Steve McClaren has no intention of recalling Adam Armstrong from his loan stint at Coventry City despite Newcastle’s on-going woes in front of goal, reports the Coventry Telegraph.

The 18-year-old has been a revelation since moving to the Sky Blues and has already scored eight goals in nine appearances for Tony Mowbray’s side.

There had been some concern among Coventry fans that this fine form would be enough to convince Newcastle to recall Armstrong.

The Magpies have scored the joint-lowest number of goals in the Premier League so far this season, with just six from eight games.

But speaking in quotes published by the Coventry Telegraph, McClaren denied any suggestion Armstrong would be returning to St James’ Park in the near future.

“No, no, not yet. He’s better getting football and he’s at a good place to do that,” he said.

In fact, the Newcastle manager believes it is in the youngster’s interests to remain with the West Midlands side.

He added: “I have spoken to Tony Mowbray and he does like him. He set off like a house on fire after going there. He is in good hands at Coventry with Tony.”

Armstrong made 11 appearances for Newcastle in the Premier League last term, mostly as a substitute, though he has yet to score in the English top-flight.

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