Adam Armstrong says being sent to Coventry will be the making of him at Newcastle.
The 18-year-old has joined the League One club on a six-month loan.
It’s a big move, and I can’t wait to get started.
And Armstrong could make his Coventry City debut against Oxford United on Saturday.
The forward – who made his senior Newcastle United debut aged 16 – has made 19 first-team appearances for his hometown club.
Armstrong, however, now needs to be starting games week in, week out.
“I’m delighted to get it done as it is massive in my career,” he said. “It’s a big move, and I can’t wait to get started.
“I want to progress during my time here, and do really well for the club.
“I like to think I’m quick and have got a few skills about me.
“I’ve got an eye for goals, and I want to score a lot of goals for the club. I’ve got to claim my place in the side first, but that’s the aim.
“I’m really looking forward to the start of the season against Wigan Athletic and can’t wait to get started.”
Coventry manager Tony Mowbray says he is excited by the capture of the England Under-18 international, who is yet to score at senior level.
“Adam is a striker we’ve been tracking throughout the summer and a prospect we’re really excited by,” said Mowbray.
“He has a fantastic eye for goal, and his movement in the area makes life difficult for defenders.
“It is also an important stage of his development, and he needs first-team games to progress as a player, so this is a big chance for him in his career.
“We’ve been looking to add quality to our forward line throughout the summer.
“Despite his young age, I believe Adam will give us a fantastic option going into the 2015-16 season.”