Ivan Toney hungry for more after making his Newcastle debut

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The young Newcastle United forward made his debut for the club earlier this week.

Newcastle United’s summer signing Ivan Toney has been speaking to the club’s official website after he made his debut in the Magpies’ Capital One Cup game against Northampton Town on Tuesday evening.

Toney signed from the League Two side earlier this summer and he came off the bench to play the final 12 minutes against his former team, by which time Newcastle were already 4-1 up.

That was how the score remained, with fellow new arrival Florian Thauvin opening the scoring before setting up further goals for Siem de Jong, Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson.

Speaking after his cameo appearance, 19-year-old Toney told nufc.co.uk, “It was amazing, really, making my debut against the team that made me.

“Even though I wanted to score as much as ever, the chance wasn’t really there so you can’t force it.”

Toney may not have opened his Newcastle account but such is his talent that he should do so sooner rather than later provided manager Steve McClaren continues to show faith in him.

While he will play predominantly for Newcastle’s under-21s this season more chances are likely to arise in the cup competitions and it will be interesting to watch the young forward develop at the club.

Toney scored 13 goals for Northampton and he has admitted his Newcastle debut has given him the desire to play again.

“I’m even hungrier,” he said. “Now I’ve had a taste, I want more and more.”

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