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What can Bolton Wanderers expect from Adam Armstrong? A Newcastle fans perspective

Newcastle fan Dan Saunders gives us the lowdown on Wanderers’ new signing

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Bolton Wanderers have recently announced the loan signing of Newcastle United’s Adam Armstrong until January.

Newcastle fan Dan Saunders, who writes for the Newcastle fans site NUFC 360, has told us what type of player Wanderers can expect this season.

“Adam Armstrong was seen as the 'shining light' out of Newcastle's academy and the hopes for him were, and to a certain extent still are, extremely high. Before Rafa there was no impetuous on youth at Newcastle United at all in the past few seasons as quick fixes were needed. Unfortunately due to this being the clubs first season back in the premier league after relegation Rafa doesn't feel like he can afford to take huge risks with a youngster in such a vital position.

Armstrong is small, but quite stocky, quick with the ball at his feet and occasionally pulls something out that gets the whole ground on their feet. He could work really well playing off a target man like Gary Madine or as an out and out striker, but also as a number 10 linking up play, which is why it's important not to judge him solely on his goal output last year.

Armstrong probably knows he's getting to the age now where if he wants to make it into the first XI at his boyhood club Newcastle next season, he'll have to really impress for Bolton and I'd expect this to be his best season yet.”

Sounds like Bolton are getting quite a good young striker.

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