Bolton loan should suit Adam Armstrong after frustrating year at Barnsley

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson

After struggling for game time on loan at Barnsley last season, Adam Armstrong should be better suited to a year at Bolton Wanderers.

Newcastle United look to have sealed a loan move for Adam Armstrong, as HITC Sport understands he is set to join Bolton Wanderers.

The Tyneside club had earlier left the exciting forward out of their squad for a training camp in Ireland, revealing that a deal was close on their official website, and he is now seemingly on his way back to the Championship.

Coventry's Adam Armstrong shoot at goal

Armstrong spent last season in the second tier, having impressed with a 20-goal tally for Coventry City in League One the year before, but after failing to break into the Newcastle side, he struggled somewhat with a temporary move to Barnsley - scoring just six times.

The Tykes had been promoted through the League One play-offs with star centre-forward Sam Winnall netting 24 goals in all competitions and Armstrong failed to displace the former Scunthorpe United man.

Winnall scored 11 Championship goals before moving to Sheffield Wednesday in January, but Barnsley's strong start to the season meant that they could allow a number of key players to leave without risking relegation - Armstrong, left to lead the line, could not suitably impress in a side with little to play for.

The same problem should not occur at Bolton, however.

Like Barnsley a year earlier, the Lancashire outfit won promotion from League One last season - but their top league goalscorers, Gary Madine, Josh Vela and defender David Wheater, scored just nine times.

Armstrong's addition this season could be a crucial factor in whether Bolton can stay up. That was not the case at Barnsley and such a high pressure situation can only benefit the 20-year-old.

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong in action

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