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LOAN PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Armstrong fires for Coventry amid Newcastle nightmare

Adam Armstrong was at it once again for Coventry City as they demolished Bury 6-0 in League One action on the weekend.

The Newcastle United striker, who is on a season-long loan with the Sky Blues, extended his lead at the top of the division's scoring charts to three with a brace in the one-sided affair at Ricoh Arena.

Following goals from Chris Stokes, Bournemouth loanee Baily Cargill, James Maddison (who signed with Norwich City in January) and John Fleck, Armstrong got in on the act to add two more to the bulging scoreline.

Armstrong netted his 18th of the campaign in the 68th minute when he received a neat pass from former Premier League star Joe Cole, took a lovely first touch, before firing beyond Bury keeper Ian Lawlor who is on loan from Manchester City.

The 19-year-old striker then wrapped it up with his 19th league strike of the season in the 70th minute when his run was spotted by Fleck who played a lovely ball into the path of Armstrong who again took one touch before slotting past Lawlor, this time with his left boot.

The talented England U19 international is ahead of Barnsley's Sam Winnall, who has 16 goals, and could go on to be League One's top scorer which could brighten the mood at his parent club who are struggling to stay afloat in the Premier League.

Coventry sit fifth on the League One table on 52 points from 31 matches, 11 from leaders Burton Albion, and two clear of sixth-placed Millwall, and Armstrong was over the moon at contributing to another solid victory for the West Midlands outfit.

Check out Armstrong's goals below from 1:25 -


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