Newcastle United news: Watch Armstrong’s brace, Toon ace fitness boost, Shearer trip to Shields

Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer

Adam Armstrong has been making the headlines this morning and causing a stir on social media.

The on-loan Newcastle star scored twice for Coventry City last night in their 4-3 win against Barnsley to take his tally for the season to 12.

It has led to some calls for the 18-year-old to be recalled by Newcastle to help solve their lack of goals, while other fans have claimed Armstrong should be left at the League One club to ply his trade.

Watch his latest brace here.

Meanwhile, Daryl Janmaat has handed Steve McClaren a welcome fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s game against Bournemouth.

The Newcastle defender limped off against Stoke City last weekend, but the club’s medical staff are confident he will be fine for the trip to the south coast.

Full story is here.

Elsewhere, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer will be at South Shields FC on November 19 to officialy open the club’s refurbished facilities.

The ambitious Northern League club – who have been getting gates in excess of 1,000 for games this season – are hosting a Newcastle United U15s v Sunderland U15s game at Mariners Park as part of a weekend of activities, starting on the Thursday and continuing through until Saturday night.

Colin Docherty, the football club’s commercial manager, said: “We’d like to send out an open invite to everyone to come along to Mariners Park during the launch weekend.

“With Alan Shearer our guest on the Thursday, that is shaping up to be a fantastic night.”