Stanley land Luke Armstrong

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Accrington have signed Middlesbrough striker Luke Armstrong on loan until the end of the season, the League One club have announced.

Accrington have signed Middlesbrough striker Luke Armstrong on loan until the end of the season, the League One club have announced.

The 22-year-old, son of former Boro striker Alun Armstrong, spent the first half of the campaign on loan at National League Gateshead.

After scoring 10 goals in 17 league games, Stanley manager John Coleman hopes Armstrong can adapt to a higher level.

‘He has an eye for goal, he is hard-working and he is a hustle and bustle type of player,’ Coleman told Accrington’s website.

‘There were quite a few clubs chasing him and we feel he can do a job for us and we are looking forward to getting started with him.

‘We are hoping he has a similar impact to Jimmy Dunne last season. They had both played men’s football but then stepped up to better men’s football and Jimmy had a big impact with us and we hope it will be the same for Luke.’

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