Barnsley sign Armstrong and Jackson

Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong has appeared twice for Newcastle in the Championship this season

Barnsley have signed Newcastle forward Adam Armstrong on loan until January and Middlesbrough centre-back Adam Jackson on a three-year deal.

Armstrong, 19, scored 20 goals in 40 games during a loan spell at League One side Coventry City last season.

Jackson, 22, failed to make a senior appearance for the Premier League side.

The former England Under-19 international played in 35 games for League Two side Hartlepool last season, and joins for an undisclosed fee.

Of Armstrong, Tykes boss Paul Heckingbottom told the club website: “His talent and goal-scoring abilities are clear to see as he was excellent in League One last season scoring a tonne of goals.

“We’ve started the season in great form, scoring a lot of goals and I have no doubts that Adam will make an instant impact and excite the fans.”

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