Blackburn Rovers signed Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United last summer.
Blackburn Rovers attacker Adam Armstrong is starting to show his potential at Ewood Park following his summer switch from Premier League side Newcastle United.
The 21-year-old has contributed to six goals in his last seven appearances, prompting manager Tony Mowbray to single out the former Newcastle man for praise ahead of this weekend’s Championship clash.
“Over the last three or four weeks Armstrong has come to the party and added goals and assists. If you break down the last five games Adam has been at the forefront of either scoring or making the goals. I think he’s worked extremely hard since he walked in to the building. He’s only a young guy, but I’m so pleased he’s getting his rewards at the moment,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.
Armstrong joined Rovers on a permanent deal for a reported £1.75 million fee, having spent the second half of last season on loan helping Blackburn achieve promotion from League One.
Capable of playing on either flank or through the middle, the youngster’s form suggests Blackburn acquired the player for a bargain fee, and perhaps Newcastle may now be regretting not holding out for more.
As a comparison, Tom Ince, 27, signed for Stoke City for a reported £10 million fee and has only managed three goals and two assists in his last 18 matches in all competitions.
Armstrong has scored three goals (including one against Newcastle in the FA Cup) and grabbed three assists over the past four weeks. His form has seen him nominated for the Championship’s player of the month award.
Blackburn were heavily reliant on attackers Danny Graham and Bradley Dack earlier in the campaign but, with Armstrong now finding form, the Lancashire club have quite a potent attack at their disposal.
Armstrong came through the youth ranks at Newcastle but only made a total of 21 appearances for the first-team in all competitions.