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Exclusive: Ex-Southampton midfielder backs Adam Armstrong to come good

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Adam Armstrong will play and score goals, says former Southampton midfielder Carlton Palmer.

Armstrong arrived at Southampton from Blackburn Rovers during the summer in a £15m deal and managed to make an instant impact, scoring on his Saints debut in a 3-1 loss to Everton.

However, the 24-year-old striker has struggled since then, with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl taking him out of the starting XI for a couple of games before Armando Broja picked up an ankle injury.

Will Armstrong come good?





On his return to the starting XI, Armstrong was able to provide an assist in the 1-0 win away at Watford before netting against Aston Villa, and Palmer is confident more goals will come.

Speaking exclusively to TIF on the English forward, the ex-Saint said:

“He’s a young boy. He’s only 24, so I think you have to give him a bit of a chance. I think Ralph’s done the right thing.

“Take the kid out the firing line a little bit and then bring the kid back. I’m sure he’ll play loads of football and he’ll score goals – I’m sure he will.”

As mentioned, Armstrong is still just 24 years of age and is still adapting to the Premier League having just joined Southampton.

Furthermore, it is undoubtedly too early to write off the former Blackburn man, who understandably needs time.

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