Newcastle United newboy Ivan Toney states his targets for the season

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Ivan Toney is hoping to make an impression during his first season at Newcastle.

Newcastle United new-boy Ivan Toney has told the Chronicle he wants to be part of Steve McClaren's first team squad following his summer arrival from League Two outfit Northampton. 

The 19-year-old, who completed the switch to St. James' Park earlier this month, is hoping to make the right impression at his new club, with regular senior football the ultimate aim for his this season. 

Toney told the Chronicle: “The Football League is different to Premier League. It is a fantastic standard here."

“People love getting on the ball, it is one or two touches and it is fast moving and high-tempo."

“I am looking forward to pushing on to the first team and hopefully I can squeeze my way in there."

“I am sure the gaffer will speak to me soon and let me know what is going on."

Toney made his debut for Newcastle's under-21s as they drew 1-1 with Blackburn at Whitley Park on Monday night, wearing the number '9' shirt as he played in front of the Geordie crowd for the first time since his summer switch.

The teenager scored 13 times for Northampton since becoming their youngest-ever player when he made his debut at 16, with his form proving enough to attract attention from the Magpies

With the Tyneside outfit undergoing a period of transition under new head coach Steve McClaren, the youngster will hope to be handed with a first team opportunity at some some stage of the upcoming campaign.

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