23rd Feb, 2020

Adam Armstrong dedicates League One award to Sky Blues family

Steve Carpenter 4th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MAN-of-the-moment Adam Armstrong has praised Tony Mowbray, his coaches and the Sky Blues fans after picking up the League One Player of the Month Award for August.

The 18-year-old has made an impressive start to life with the Sky Blues after joining on a six-month loan from Newcastle.

Armstrong has scored five goals in his first five games, including a brace against both Wigan and Millwall, which earned him the top accolade.

His other goal came during a 3-2 victory over Crewe at the Ricoh Arena and his goals have helped steer Mowbray’s side up to fifth in the League One table.

“It’s a great honour to win the award and totally unexpected,” said Armstrong.

“I’m always confident I can get goals but I never thought I’d get off to the start I have done at Coventry.

“Everyone from the manager and his staff, to the players and all the fans have made me feel so welcome at the club. This award is for all of them really.

“Hopefully it won’t be the only success we can achieve together this season.

“It’s going really well and I’m enjoying my spell there. It was massive getting that first league goal and something I’ll always remember.

“Any goal you score is a good goal, but I think my favourite was the chip at Millwall. I’d got the ball played into me just inside the halfway line, I just took a touch and saw the keeper off his line. I thought I’d go for it and luckily it went in.”

Mowbray was eqially as pleased for Armstrong and said the young striker can continue to develop with the Sky Blues until his lon period expires in January.

“We’re all delighted to learn that Adam has won the Player of the Month award and he definitely deserves it.

“He’s had a fantastic month and we’ve all been really impressed with him since he joined the club in pre-season.

“Adam shows a fantastic humility on the training ground which means he is always listening to what you’re saying and always looking to improve.”

Armstrong is currently on international duty with England Under-19s as they prepare to take on Germany and Croatia over the next four days.

He has already struck eight times in nine appearances for his country and the teenager is hoping to do more of the same to help England qualify for next year’s European Under-19 Championships, which will be held in Germany.

Armstrong added: “It’s a striker’s job to score goals and I’ve got to keep doing that at any level I play it. I’d love to continue that record throughout the season for Coventry at this age-group internationally.

“The Euros will be held here next summer and all the lads are looking forward to trying to qualify for that. It’s such a big competition. Obviously a few of us won it at U17s and we’ll be looking to do that again and also reach the World Cup.

“All the lads know that England doesn’t have the best record at qualifying at this level recently, but we will be getting our heads down in training.

“A couple of the boys like Pat Roberts and Lewis Cook had a taste of the U19s last year. That can only help us and I think we can do well this season.”

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