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Striker returns to Newcastle United

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According to Bolton News, striker Adam Armstrong has left Bolton Wanderers and returned to Newcastle United after the Premier League outfit called time on his loan spell at the Macron Stadium. 

Armstrong netted just three goals in 23 appearances for Phil Parkinson’s side during his time in the North West and has not started a match for the club since they were thrashed 5-1 against runaway league leaders Wolves in November.

The forward won the Under 20 World Cup with England in the summer, and scored in the opening game against Argentina but his move in search of regular football has not panned out as planned.

He has largely featured from a left-sided position, rather than his preferred central striker role, during his time at Bolton and the report also states that Rafa Benitez is weighing up loaning him out to League 1.

Bolton’s local rivals Blackburn Rovers and Parkinson’s former club Bradford City are the two clubs named as the front-runners.

The Verdict

Bolton can hardly call this a major blow, given how sparingly they have used Armstrong but losing a goalscorer when you are in a relegation battle is not ideal for any club.

Armstrong has been popular and scored goals on previous loan spells at Barnsley and Coventry and only Parkinson will know why he couldn’t inspire similar form from the striker at Bolton.

Bolton fans – how much of a loss will Armstrong be? Let us know in the comments below…

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