Ivan Toney discusses leaving Newcastle on loan this season

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Newcastle could allow Ivan Toney to head out on loan this season.

Having been signed in the summer, Newcastle forward Ivan Toney has told the Chronicle that he is open to making a loan move away from St James’ Park this season if it gives him better first-team chances.

The young striker said: “I’m just concentrating on playing my football. Obviously if first-team football comes, it comes. But for now I’m just taking everything one step at a time and I’ll take any loan moves or call-ups to the first team as they come. To play for the first team - come in, be involved and be in and around the first team or if I go on loan or whatever then so be it.”

Toney was brought to Tyneside in the summer from Northampton Town, signing as no more than a development player.

He was not meant to be utilised as a first-team player, although he did make his debut with a cameo role off the substitutes bench against Northampton Town last month.

The report states that he could be heading for a Football League loan now that the emergency window is open, and although there are no sides named as having shown an interest in him, the 19-year-old has a proven goal record in League One.

Toney certainly sounds open to a loan switch, with him playing competitive football far better for his development than staying in Newcastle’s Under-21 side this term.

He will be playing against older, and more experienced players, and having already played 60 games for Northampton prior to his move, he has shown he can mix it in the professional divisions.

Toney would be a good signing for a League One side looking for a striker, and he certainly is open to moving to the Football League on loan if a team makes an offer for him.

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