Steve McClaren outlines immediate future of Newcastle youngster Adam Armstrong

Steve McClaren

Newcastle United youngster Adam Armstrong will remain on loan at Coventry City until the summer, says Steve McClaren.

Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren has told The Chronicle that Adam Armstrong will remain at Coventry City until the end of the season.

Armstrong joined Coventry on loan from Premier League outfit Newcastle in the summer transfer window.

The 18-year-old striker’s loan deal with the League One side was originally set to run out this month, but he will remain at the Ricoh Arena for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign.

“I think it’s a season long loan, but we still have a recall on that whenever we want,” McClaren told The Chronicle. “But we are leaving him at Coventry for now.”

Armstrong has been in great form for Coventry and has been scoring goals for fun so far this season. The 18-year-old has scored 13 goals in 21 appearances for Tony Mowbray’s side.

The Sky Blues are fourth in the League One table at the moment with 44 points from 24 matches. Coventry are just four points behind leaders Walsall, but they have played a game more.

Mowbray’s side’s will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Crewe Alexandra away from home at the Alexandra Stadium in League One.

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