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Rovers land Armstrong on loan

The attacker was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year while playing under Tony Mowbray in 2015/16

9 January 2018

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Rovers are delighted to announce that Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has joined the club on loan for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

The exciting youngster, who turns 21 next month, recently completed a loan spell at Championship side Bolton Wanderers and will now look to gain promotion to the second tier with Rovers.

Having joined boyhood club Newcastle at the age of nine, Armstrong progressed through the ranks and made his Premier League debut in 2014, aged just 17 years and 33 days.

The following season saw Armstrong loaned out to Coventry, where he played under Rovers manager Tony Mowbray and made a flying start, scoring five goals in his first five games.

He was later named in the PFA's League One Team of the Year after finishing the season with 20 league goals and was subsequently rewarded with a new four-year deal at Newcastle.

Armstrong gained further first team experience on loan at Championship club Barnsley last season, before spending the first half of the current campaign with Bolton. 

The forward has also made an impact on the international stage and was part of the England side which won last year's Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

Armstrong scored in the Three Lions' opening game against Argentina, going on to make four appearances in the tournament alongside fellow Rovers loanee Harry Chapman. 

Adam will wear squad number 18 during his stay at Rovers.

Everyone at Rovers would like to welcome Adam to the club.

You can see Adam's potential Rovers debut this Saturday for the huge clash at Ewood Park against Shrewsbury.

Secure your ticket(s) for the game by clicking here.

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