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Rovers announced the permanent signing of striker Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United in August 2018.
The 21-year-old, who became an instant hit at Ewood Park during a successful loan spell last season, signed a four-year deal, which will keep him at the club until June 2022.
A boyhood Newcastle fan, Armstrong joined his hometown team at the age of nine. He made his Premier League debut in 2014, aged just 17, and went on to make 21 appearances for the North East club.
He first linked up with manager Tony Mowbray during a loan spell at Coventry City in 2015-16, when he netted 20 league goals from 40 games and was rewarded with a place in the PFA’s League One Team of the Season – alongside then Gillingham ace Bradley Dack.
Following spells in the Championship with Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers, the England Under-20 World Cup winner arrived at Ewood on loan in January 2018 and played a major role in Rovers’ promotion back to the second tier.
The lightning-quick forward scored his first goal for the club on his 21st birthday – in a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Oldham Athletic – which marked the start of a remarkable goalscoring run, which saw him net nine times in as many games.
His late winner at Portsmouth, opener against Wigan Athletic and superb strike against Blackpool will all live long in the memory and Rovers fans can look forward to seeing the young hot-shot create many more memorable moments in a blue-and-white shirt over the next four years.
Armstrong, who made his England Under-21 debut at the end of May, becomes Rovers’ fourth summer signing, following on from Joe Rothwell, Jacob Davenport and Kasey Palmer, and he will wear the number 7 shirt.