Fred Woodman hoping top talent Adam Armstrong gets Newcastle chance

Coventry's Adam Armstrong and Southend United's Ryan Leonard in action

The youngster is keen to make a mark at St James' Park after starring for Coventry City.

Coventry's Adam Armstrong and Southend United's Ryan Leonard in actionCoventry's Adam Armstrong and Southend United's Ryan Leonard in action

Speaking to the Chronicle, Fred Woodman has hailed Newcastle United youngster Adam Armstrong as a top talent.

The young forward was in fine form last season as he set League One alight with a number of impressive performances.

He managed to net an impressive 20 goals for Coventry City, finishing in the top five goalscorers in the division. He is now hoping to break into the Magpies first team this season as they face a year in the Championship.

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

First he must impress manager Rafa Benitez, who is keen to assess the club’s youth prospects during pre-season training ahead of the new campaign. Woodman has backed his fellow youth graduate though, saying he can bring everything to the first team.

“I think he can bring everything,” he told the Chronicle.

“He’s strong, he’s aggressive. He’ll have a lot of confidence coming off 20 goals in League One. Arma’s a top talent and he’ll score goals in any team.”

Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic shoots at goalNewcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic shoots at goal

There is certainly a gap for Armstrong to fill in the team given how poorly their strikers performed last season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, Papiss Cisse and Ayoze Perez only managed 18 goals between them in all competitions last season, with the lack of goals playing a major part in their relegation from the Premier League.

Armstrong managed more than those three combined and that form should means he deserves a chance to make his mark in the first team.

Coventry's Adam Armstrong shoot at goalCoventry's Adam Armstrong shoot at goal

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