Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has told the BBC that an extension to Adam Armstrong’s loan from Newcastle United is close. The 18-year-old has impressed during his time at Ricoh Arena and has helped propel the Sky Blues into the League One play-off places.

Although Magpies boss Steve McClaren insists that he is happy for the youngster to remain at Coventry for the remainder of the campaign, Mowbray says that he isn’t taking anything for granted but is now waiting for the deal to be ‘rubber stamped’,

“Until there’s a new deal signed, we’re just happy we’ve got him for the period we have – hopefully he’ll stay.

The deal’s yet to be rubber stamped as far as I’m concerned.

I saw Steve’s (McClaren) comments but until everything’s done, it’s never done.”

Armstrong has found the net 16 times in 22 games since penning a loan deal at the start of the season. He netted his first professional hat-trick this weekend away to Crewe Alexandra as they celebrated an emphatic 5-0 victory.

The striker has also been gaining plenty of national media thanks to his successes with Coventry so far this season. Also on the international scene he is progressing through the age groups, scoring for the England Under-21 side against Macedonia in October 2015.

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