Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong is ready to move up to the next level, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Armstrong made his Newcastle debut in March 2014 against Fulham, and was loaned out to Coventry City at the beginning of this season in order to get more first team experience.

The striker’s spell in League One has been a great success, with Armstrong scoring 20 goals this season and helping Coventry to a very respectable eighth place finish.

However the forward now believes he is ready to step up to the next level, and won’t be returning to Coventry for another stint next season.

Armstrong, speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, said: “I’d like to test myself at a higher level.

“Coming to League One I didn’t know what to expect and I am delighted with how well it has gone and now I’m raring to go.

“I’ll be back at Newcastle and see where that takes me. But I’ll certainly be looking out for Coventry’s results in the future. I am close to the staff and I wish them and the club all the best and see what happens.”

Armstrong will take part in pre-season training with Newcastle before boss Rafa Benitez decides whether the striker will be in his plans for next season.

However if Newcastle are relegated from the Premier League this season, which looks likely, Armstrong may have to impress a new manager to get his chance.

After scoring 20 goals in League One this season, Armstrong would surely get a chance at leading the line for Newcastle in the Championship next season.

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