Adam Armstrong has won the Peter White Memorial Trophy for 2019/20 as his stunning long-range effort at Cardiff City was named the club’s goal of the season.

Armstrong had three other contenders in the shortlist, with another of his now signature long-rangers in the win over Hull City in February coming second in the vote, ahead of Bradley Dack’s wonderfully-worked winning goal against Brentford in November, which came third.

The July strike was a late addition to the vote, but a worthy winner, as Armstrong scored from all of 40 at the Cardiff City Stadium which proved to be the winning goal on the night.



The former Newcastle United man has now scored eight times from outside the box this season, the most across the top four divisions, with 16 goals in all competitions this term.

That will put him in the running to be named as the club’s player of the year as well, which will be announced later this week.

The club launched the award in conjunction with the Lancashire Telegraph 19 years ago, in memory of former Rovers reporter Peter White.

And Armstrong was delighted to have won the award, and joked of his goal: “I’ve only watched it back about 50 times!”

He added: “It was a nice one and I think that one stands out the most.

“As I’ve said before, I knew as soon as I hit it that it was on target and luckily it went in.

“I’ve had a few nice goals this season, but that one probably tops it off.”