THE SKY Blues have extended the loan of League One top goalscorer Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United until the end of the season.
There had been doubts over the future of Armstrong for several months having only initially joined on a short term deal which was due to expire this week.
But the 19-year-old will remain at the Ricoh Arena until the end of the current campaign after a deal was finally confirmed on Thursday evening.
Armstrong has been a revelation since joining back in August and has bagged 16 goals this season, which included a hat-trick during the recent 5-0 romp at Crewe.
And now the England Under-19 international will get the chance to continue his goal-scoring exploits in League One under the guidance of manager Tony Mowbray.
“We’re delighted to have Adam here until the end of the season as he has had a fantastic impact during his time at the club,” said Mowbray.
“He is progressing well and we are delighted that Newcastle feel that he is in the best environment for his future development.
“Adam is a great lad to work with, always listening and always looking to improve, and has always shown a great attitude on the training pitch.
“With more games, I’m sure he’ll continue to improve and we hope he’ll continue to positively impact the club’s season.”
Another deal has been reached for Gael Bigirimana to remain with the Sky Blues also until the end of the season.
Like Armstrong, Bigirimana had joined on a short term loan deal from Newcastle, but the Premier League CLUB have allowed him to stay at the Ricoh with no option to be recalled.
The 22-year-old has become an important member of Mowray’s midfield since re-joining the Sky Blues back in November having made five appearances and the manager is pleased with what he has seen.
“We’ve been really impressed with Gael since he joined the club on loan,” Mowbray added.
“Gael has excellent technical ability and has really settled into the environment since coming back, providing us with another crucial option in midfield.
“We’re delighted we’ve been able to sign him on loan until the end of the season and I’m sure he’ll have a positive impact on the rest of the season.”