IN SIGNING for Rovers, they became Adam Armstrong’s fourth different loan club in two-and-a-half years.

Armstrong is back in League One, and working under Tony Mowbray, which proved to be a winning combination in 2015/16 during their time together at Coventry City.

The Newcastle man hit 20 goals in 40 league games as the Sky Blues narrowly missed out on the play-offs, but things have been a little tougher for Armstrong since.

He netted six times during a season-long spell at Barnsley last term, while his stay at Bolton Wanderers was cut short last week after three goals in 23 outings.

But Armstrong is keen to point out that the loan moves have all proven beneficial as, not 21 until next month, he already has 119 games under his belt, and 27 goals.

And while first team opportunities at his parent club aren’t forthcoming, the loan moves are one he’s happy to continue with.

“I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it,” Armstrong said of his loan moves.

“Going out on loan is to get experience at my age and I think people sometimes forget how young I am. I’m only 20 and I’ve played over 100 games in the league and I can’t ask for any more than that at 20.

“I’ve got to keep working hard every day and when it comes to game days make sure that I’m performing.

“I definitely prefer this route.

“Under-23s is a good standard don’t get me wrong but I don’t think you understand the competitiveness of the leagues.

“It’s good to get out on loan and enjoy your football.”

Armstrong netted twice on his Coventry debut, a goal of the season contender in his first Barnsley outing as well as scoring in his first start for Bolton.

Rovers will be hoping that pattern continues in tomorrow’s promotion clash with Shrewsbury Town although Armstrong is well aware of the size of the task facing him to get in the Rovers side, with Mowbray now having a host of attacking options at his disposal.

But the 20-year-old insists he will have no problems competing for his place, or settling into life in East Lancashire.

He added: “I’ve played against them (the Rovers forwards) so it will be a good test but all the lads get on.

“I’m pretty good wherever I am.

“Coventry was four hours away from Newcastle and I settled down perfectly so that doesn’t faze me.”