Adam Armstrong has signed for Blackburn Rovers from Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season, the club have announced.

The 20-year-old striker will be reunited with current Rovers’ boss Tony Mowbray following his hugely successful loan spell at Coventry City. Where he netted 20 goals in 40 games for the Sky Blues. Blackburn are sitting pretty in 3rd place League One, 5 points off the automatic promotion places. They could cut that gap to 2 points should they beat Shrewsbury Town this weekend at Ewood Park.

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Armstrong signed for his boyhood club Newcastle United in 2014 and has made 14 appearances for the Magpies in the Premier League. He was loaned out to Coventry in 2016 before being subsequently loaned out again to Barnsley. Fresh off their promotion back to the Championship, he played 34 games for the tykes scoring 6 goals. He was then loaned out again to Bolton Wanderers where he played 20 games, scoring just 1 goal in all competitions.

Most recently Armstrong was among the England team that made history by winning the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea. He made 4 appearances for his country, scoring a goal in their opening match against Argentina. Therefore, going on to become the first England team since 1966 to win a major tournament.

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Speaking ahead of his loan move Armstrong expressed his delight at signing for Blackburn.

“It’s been a crazy day but I’m happy to be here and really can’t wait for the challenge ahead.”

“It would be something special, getting promoted to the Championship. That’s where the club deserves to be, if not higher.”

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