Adam Armstrong keen to end Barnsley loan on a high
The 19-year-old has impressed with four goals and three assists for the Tykes and has extended his deal at Oakwell until the end of the campaign.
Rafa Benitez was keen for Armstrong to gain regular football away from St James' Park, having signed strikers Dwight Gayle and Daryl Murphy in the summer.
Rafa Benitez wanted Adam Armstrong to gain regular football elsewhere this season
And the Newcastle academy graduate is hoping to break into Benitez's first-team plans next season by ending his Barnsley spell on a high.
Armstrong told Sky Sports: "[The loan] is a massive opportunity. Barnsley are in the Championship as well, same as Newcastle.
"I'm playing the same teams as they're playing, it's no different.
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"The gaffer's told me to come out here and get games – which I am. That's the main thing at my age.
"The aim for me this season is just to keep scoring as many goals as I can, play well, stay fit.
"The sky's the limit and in the summer I'll be back in Newcastle raring to go again."