Teen starlet Armstrong closing in on big chance for Newcastle

READY ... Newcastle teenager Adam Armstrong.
READY ... Newcastle teenager Adam Armstrong.
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TEENAGER Adam Armstrong is the quiet man of Newcastle United – but he’ll soon get the chance to let his feet do the talking.

The 17-year-old striker is on the fringes of Alan Pardew’s first team after impressing at Academy and Under-21 levels this season.

And the England Under-17 international – who has been training with the senior squad this year – has a “fantastic chance” of breaking through at the club, according to United manager Pardew.

“If Adam keeps playing the way he’s playing, there’s a good chance he could feature at some point,” Pardew said.

“I hope so. The Academy deserves it, and he deserves it.

“He’s learning from being in the dressing room, and getting used to all the intricacies of being in the first team.

“He’s a quiet lad. He doesn’t really say much.

“He gets on with what he’s doing. He’s a great pro, and he’s got a fantastic chance.”

Armstrong has been an unused substitute three times.