Adam Armstrong

Name: Adam Armstrong
Nationality: English
Born: 10th February 1997
Height: 173cm
Weight: 70kg
Under-21s debut: 12th August 2013 v Reading (away), Barclays Under-21 Premier League
Position: Forward

With his small yet strong physique, Adam Armstrong is built rather like a young Wayne Rooney and that's not the only similarity between the England under-17 frontman and the Manchester United star.

Armstrong, a hugely gifted number ten, is a creative player who can also score goals and idolises Rooney despite being a lifelong Newcastle supporter who joined the Club as a nine-year-old.

The former Walbottle Campus Technology College pupil and Newcastle City Juniors player got better as the 2012/13 season went on and last season his fine form at under-18 and under-21 level earned him a first team debut - and a first professional contract.

He then helped England to win the European Under-17 Championships in the summer.

Also won the 'Wor Jackie' award last season and scored in every round of United's FA Youth Cup campaign.