19-goal striker Adam Armstrong explains why he didn’t make Newcastle return in January

Adam Armstrong has been a real hit at Coventry City.

Adam Armstrong says he opted to remain with Coventry City instead of returning to Newcastle United in January due to being happy in the Midlands, the Sun report.

The 18-year-old joined Coventry on loan last summer, and later extended his stay with the Sky Blues instead of returning to boyhood club Newcastle during the latest transfer window.

Explaining his decision, Armstrong admitted he was happy at Coventry and felt no need to change environment after achieving plenty of success in the first half of the campaign.

“I was doing really well going up to January so I didn’t see the point in leaving. I know there was a lot of talk about going back to Newcastle, but it was where I was feeling happy,” Armstrong said.

The talented striker has notched an impressive 19 league goals for Coventry this season, only a few short of Newcastle’s Premier League total as Steve McClaren’s men battle for survival.

The Magpies are deep in the relegation mire and have struggled for goals for much of the campaign.

Many fans called for Armstrong to return and help the side’s cause, though the striker instead has aspirations of returning and breaking in to the team next season, adding: “Hopefully I can push into the Newcastle first team next season, have a good pre-season and see what comes about in the transfer window as well if I need to go back on loan.”

Newcastle have a weekend off due to their proposed clash with Manchester City being moved as a result of Manuel Pellegrini’s side’s participation in the upcoming Capital One Cup final.

Most Geordie supporters will instead look out for Coventry’s home encounter with Fleetwood Town in the hope that Armstrong can add to his impressive goal tally.

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