Adam Armstrong insists he will have no fear at Newcastle after 20-goal loan spell

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The 19-year-old netted 20 in games for League One Coventry City whilst on loan at the Ricoh Arena this season.

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has told BBC's Match of the Day Magazine that he will not be scared to show his true ability at the Magpies in the Championship next season after taking League One by storm.

The 19-year-old scored 20 goals in 40 third-tier games for Coventry City whilst on loan at the Ricoh Arena this term, and was rewarded for his superb displays by being named in the PFA League One Team of the Year.

Armstrong already has 19 senior appearances for Newcastle under his belt since his first-team debut in March 2014, but has made a limited impact at St. James' Park in the Premier League.

However, following his breakthrough campaign this year, he is ready to play a big part for the Tyneside club in the Championship and insists he has lost his stage-fright after becoming such a star of the Football League.

Armstrong told BBC's Match of the Day Magazine: "Obviously, being a Newcastle lad I want to try and get in the first team. If that doesn’t work out, then loan is probably going to be the option again. I’m just going to wait and see, train hard and see what happens.

"To get 19 goals [now 20] at such a young age in League One is massive for me, it’s been a really good season. I’ll be going back to Newcastle for pre-season and will see how that goes.

"I think just my confidence and my all-round game [is what has improved the most]. I think I won’t be scared to try stuff now when I go back to Newcastle. Being such a young lad, I think I’m more confident on and off the pitch."

After scoring 10 goals in 12 appearances for the England Under-17s side and nine in nine for the Under-18s, Armstrong's club form has also seen him make the step up to Under-19s level this term.

With Newcastle likely to undergo wholesale changes to their squad this summer after their relegation was confirmed, the teenager could find himself playing a leading role for his boyhood club in the Championship.

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