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Adam Armstrong stays – now Coventry City could claim top spot in Sky Bet League 1

15 January 2016

The transfer window so often proves to be a time for change, where fresh faces are introduced to give the current squad a boost.

Not in the case of Coventry City however, who have secured arguably the biggest coup of January so far - and it's just the extension of a loan deal.

Adam Armstrong arrived at the Ricoh Arena at the beginning of the campaign from Newcastle United, and the striker has been in scintillating form for the Sky Blues since.

The teenage sensation has netted 16 goals in 23 appearances, including a hat-trick in his first game of 2016 - an emphatic 5-0 win at Crewe Alexandra. He has formed a lethal partnership with Jacob Murphy, and is a major reason for Coventry sitting fourth at this stage of the campaign.

Tony Mowbray was a happy man after the Magpies agreed to let the 18-year-old stay in the West Midlands, telling the club's official website: "We're delighted to have Adam here until the end of the season as he has had a fantastic impact during his time at the club.

“He is progressing well and we are delighted that Newcastle feel that he is in the best environment for his future development.

"Adam is a great lad to work with, always listening and always looking to improve, and has always shown a great attitude on the training pitch.

"With more games, I'm sure he'll continue to improve and we hope he’ll continue to positively impact the club's season."

The Sky Blues have also been boosted by the news that midfield duo Gael Bigirimana and Joe Cole will stay at the club until the climax of the 2015/16 campaign.

This weekend, they face Burton Albion - the current leaders of Sky Bet League 1 - and will overtake the Brewers with victory. But Walsall and Gillingham are two other sides who could sit at the summit by close of play.

Read more: Sky Bet League 1 - Matchday 27 preview

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