LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 5: Adam Armstrong of Newcastle (32) and Scott Parker (8) of Fulham run towards the ball during the Sky Bet Championship Match. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle United have striker problems at the moment.

Callum Wilson picked up a hamstring injury last weekend, and it’s unknown how long he will be out for.

Beyond Wilson, it’s fair to say that the strikers on the payroll at St James’ Park aren’t the best in the league.

Joelinton has had his critics, while Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle are simply too injury-prone to be relied upon consistently.

Unfortunately, Newcastle let the perfect backup striker slip through their fingers a few years ago.


Indeed, Adam Armstong looks to be developing into a really well-rounded attacker, and perhaps it’s time for Newcastle to look into the possibility of bringing him back.

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: Adam Armstrong of Blackburn Rovers. (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

Armstrong is a local lad who joined the club’s academy at the age of nine, so it’s likely that he’d be open to a move, and he’d add a lot to Steve Bruce’s squad.

The 23-year-old has netted 11 goals in 10 Championship appearances this season, and while it’s easy to say that the Premier League is a different animal to the Championship, a look at the current scoring charts shows that players are able to make that step up with relative ease these days.

Patrick Bamford and Ollie Watkins are amongst the top goalscorers in the Premier League this season, and last season, they were doing exactly what Armstong is now doing – banging them in in the second tier.

Armstrong didn’t do too well during his first spell with Newcastle, failing to score in 21 appearances for the Magpies, but he’s seemingly developed as a player and bringing him back to the club doesn’t seem like the worst idea in the world.

At just 23 years old, he has a number of years ahead of him, and if the Tyneside outfit decide to bring him back, he may solve the club’s striker problem for the best part of the next decade.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JULY 24: Front to back, Adam Armstrong, Steven Taylor and Jack Colback look on during a Newcastle United training session at Newtown Park on July 24, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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