Armstrong Enjoying Blackburn Role After Bolton Struggles

  • March 28, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Adam Armstrong has acknowledged his loan spell at Bolton didn't go according to plan, but has refused to dwell on the past after turning his season around.

Armstrong spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Wanderers from Newcastle United. He made 23 appearances during his time at Macron Stadium, scoring three goals from the left-hand side of midfield, before returning to Tyneside after opting against an extended stay.

Now at Blackburn Rovers, again on loan from Newcastle, the 21-year-old has impressed in a more natural central attacking position, netting seven times in 12 outings, and hopes to add to February's League One Player of the Month award with promotion back to the Championship.

"It didn't work out the way I wanted at Bolton and I had other options, but my agent spoke to Tony [Mowbray] and things got across the line," Armstrong told Sky Sports.

"I'm happy to be here to help push for promotion and I'm looking forward to the last few games of the season.

"I felt like I had to be back playing up front, in and around the striker and making runs in behind. I didn't really get to do that at Bolton and I'm thriving off it now.

"There weren't any major issues at Bolton and I still played quite a few games. But I was playing more on the left wing and it was more as a defensive winger than an attacking winger. I forgot what it was like to run in behind a defence because we were playing so deep at times.

"I just felt like I had to take a step back to go forward, which is what I've done. Now I'm enjoying my football again and scoring goals."

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