Newcastle's Adam Armstrong's a goalscoring machine – but he's not a robot!

Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong

Tony Mowbray has pledged to take care of Adam Armstrong – and resist the temptation to overuse him.

The Newcastle United forward has scored eight goals so far this season for loan club Coventry City.

And Coventry manager Mowbray would love to have the 18-year-old on the field for every minute of every League One game.

But he told the Coventry Telegraph: "You have to look after players and employ a degree of rotation, especially in the final third because.

"That’s where you need to be dynamic, so there’s more danger of players picking up injuries.

“But the temptation is always to start with Adam – and even leave him on the pitch when he’s looking a little bit jaded.

“More experienced and better managers than me have pointed out that you’re only as good as your goal-scorers. There are a lot of tight games in this division, and a player like Adam can turn a defeat into a draw or a draw into a victory in the blink of an eye.

“But we have to be mindful that Adam isn’t a robot – he’s an 18-year-old boy who will break down if we push him too hard and Newcastle wouldn't thank us for that.”