Adam Armstrong has been impressive since he made the loan switch to Blackburn Rovers in January. So far, he has scored seven goals and contributed two assists in 12 games for the League One outfit.
The 21 year old has shown some real promise when sent out on loan, although it must be said his two loan spells in the Championship haven`t worked quite as well.
The question was asked on Twitter about whether Adam should be given a chance by Rafa in the first team, and the response was decidely mixed:
Not good enough for championship let alone premier league
? Craig Smith (@lambeau2011) 27 March 2018
Would deffo give him a chance but need a proven goalscorer in front of him.
? Sean Reese (@SeanReesNUFC) 27 March 2018
Better than Joselu and Perez
? Paul allan (@Paulall10592775) 27 March 2018
Love the guy but don`t think he will ever be at PL level unfortunately
? miles (@milesrust5) 27 March 2018
Yes but depends on signings. He could get game in cups. Not like Joselu is the no 9 we dream of. #nufc
? MR George: (@mrgeordie) 27 March 2018
? Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) 27 March 2018
? Denis Taylor (@ToonDen) 27 March 2018
? thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) 28 March 2018
? ronantodd (@ronantodd) 27 March 2018
Personally, I think we need to see him perform consistently at a higher level before he is given more chances here. Mitro is banging in the goals in the Championship, while during his loans at both Barnsley and Bolton, Armstrong scored just nine in 58 games.
Granted, some of those were substitute appearances, and at Wanderers he was playing for a struggling team, but if you ask me who deserves another shot, I would have to go for the Serbian.
Whether either will be given first team chances next season, it`s difficult to know for sure. All Adam can do is to keep impressing for Rovers, and then come back in the summer raring to go, and keen to impress ahead of next campaign.