Report: McClaren prepared to bring Adam Armstrong back to Newcastle in January

Steve McClaren

Adam Armstrong is reportedly set for a return to Newcastle.

According to The Sun, Newcastle boss Steve McClaren will bring Adam Armstrong back to St. James Park in January once his loan spell at Coventry City expires.

Armstrong, 18, is a lifelong Magpies fan who has come up through the ranks with Newcastle, and fans certainly have high hopes for him after he made 15 first-team appearances last season.

This term though, Armstrong has been sent out on loan to League One side Coventry City, with manager Tony Mowbray charged with the task of developing the teenage forward - and so far, it's been a roaring success.

Armstrong has smashed 12 goals in just 16 games for Coventry this season, firing the Sky Blues to the top of the League One table with a string of outstanding performances.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are struggling in the Premier League, with McClaren's men failing to find the back of the net on a consistent basis, and supporters are keen to see him return to Tyneside to solve their problems in front of goal.

Now, The Sun report that, when Armstrong's loan spell at the Ricoh Arena expires, McClaren will bring him back to St. James' Park and hand him a chance to impress in the first team as he looks to find a spark in the final third.

League One to the Premier League is a huge step, but we have already seen Dele Alli enjoy a stunning season so far by making the same jump - and Newcastle have to hope that Armstrong can have a similar impact on their team as they once again fight relegation.

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