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"We're in contact with Newcastle on a regular basis over Adam Armstrong." Coventry City Tony Mowbray

23 November 2015

The Sky Blues boss also says that he doesn't expect to make any loan signings ahead of the loan deadline on Wednesday...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray has revealed that the club are in constant contact with Newcastle United over Adam Armstrong.

The striker has been in incredible form, netting 12 goals in his first 15 appearances for the club.

Armstrong's loan deal will expire on January 16th, but the City boss has said that any negotiations over any potential extension will be more appropriate closer to the deadline.

"I think those discussions are ongoing," Mowbray said.

"We're in contact with them almost on a daily basis, at least a weekly basis. We send Adam's training data, match stats, what he's doing all like sprints and runs things like that - all those sorts of stats.

"We talk on the phone about what he's doing, but any talk of an extension will intensify as we get closer to the time."

He added: "It's nice to have a player who gives you a threat like that and we'll utilise that for as long as possible, hopefully until the end of the season!

"If we want to be right at the top end can't just rely on Armstrong. We need others to step up to the mark, Jacob is doing that at the moment, we need everyone to score around 80 goals to be at the top end of this division."

Mowbray did confirm however, that the loan market is not an option for the Sky Blues as the club already have six loanees.

The deadline for clubs to confirm their loan players until January is November 25th and Mowbray is adamant the he won't be drafting in any more loanees as the window shuts in two days.

He continued: "I don't think the loan market is an option for us. Joe is building up his level of resistance, so really we have five loan players all impacting on our team at this moment in time.

"We're happy with them and I don't think it will be anything we'll act on."

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