The 12 best loans in the Football League this season

1) Adam Armstrong (Coventry, from Newcastle)

Armstrong is a deadly finisher from all angles and distances, and Tony Mowbray wasn’t pulling the wool over anyone’s eyes when he suggested that recalling the striker wouldn't be the answer to Newcastle’s goalscoring problems. The Magpies have their 18-year-old hotshot on 24-hour recall but the Sky Blues are hopeful that he will continue to wreak havoc among League One defences until January at least. If he maintains his current rate of a goal almost every game, he might yet reach 20 before any decision has to be made.

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