Armstrong made the comments ahead of FA Cup third-round tie between Newcastle and Blackburn at St. James’ Park on Saturday evening.
The 21-year-old striker came through the Newcastle academy and joined Blackburn on a permanent contract in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £1.75 million.
The England Under-21 international is looking forward to the weekend’s FA Cup tie and seems to still hold Newcastle dear to his heart.
Armstrong told Blackburn’s official website: “The club still means a lot to me. I’m a Newcastle fan and was there for a long time, since I was nine-years-old and coming through the academy system.
“I made my debut aged 16 under [Alan] Pardew and at the time things were looking up for me.
“We were struggling at the time and it was always going to be hard for the manager to chuck me in when it’s like that.”
FA Cup tie
Blackburn will be the underdogs for the FA Cup tie on Saturday, but Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez may not take the competition seriously.
That could give Blackburn an advantage, and one should not be surprised if Rovers do get the better of Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
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