The forgotten man of this season returned in triumph to grab the vital winning goal against Sunderland in his first Premiership appearance of the season on Saturday.
Armstrong has been laid low by groin and hamstring problems since the last week of pre-season in August.
But it took him just seven minutes to make his mark after coming on as substitute against Sunderland. With the score level at 1-1 Armstrong ran onto Tim Sherwood’s delightful through ball, steadied himself and coolly slotted home past inspirational goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.
The relief was there for all to see and after a tricky few weeks for the club Armstrong was happy to finally play his part.
He said: “ I was delighted to come on and just to be back and feeling fit. To get the winner was a bonus, I’m really happy.
“I was just enjoying being part of the squad and being substitute was nice after how it’s gone at the start of this season.
“To be involved again was great and I just had the feeling that if I had a chance I would be able to nick one. It was my day and that’s how it happened.
“It’s nice when the club has been under a bit of pressure to come and play your part. I’ll now be looking to carry it on, stay fit and score goals.”
Taking last season into account it was actually Armstrong’s 10<sup>th</sup> goal in his last 14 matches in the Premiership.
“I’m going to try and make the most of the rest of the season,” he added.
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Chris Armstrong is back!