Newcastle new boy pushing for League Cup start after Under-21 goal

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Ivan Toney sent a clear message of intent to Steve McClaren ahead of Newcastle United's League Cup clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

With Newcastle United currently the lowest scoring side in the Premier League after six games, summer signing Ivan Toney has done his chances of playing for the Toon in the League Cup the world of good after scoring for the Magpies' under-21 side.

The 19-year-old arrived at St James' Park from Northampton Town in summer as part of a deal worth £497,000 to the League Two side.

Toney scored 13 goals in 60 appearances for the Cobblers before earning his big money move to the north east and has already enjoyed a taste of first-team football at Newcastle after coming on for Massadio Haidara in the second round of the League Cup against his former club.

Picked for the Newcastle United under-21 side to face the West Ham youth team at the Boleyn Ground, the forward showed his eye for goal with a fine close range finish that made the scores 1-1 on the hour mark.

Fellow youngster Callum Roberts was also on target, with the winger scoring after a memorable solo run to make the score 2-1 with only a couple of minutes remaining.

Unfortunately the Newcastle under-21s failed to hold on for the win with the Hammers winning and scoring a penalty just a minute later.

Despite this, the fine showings of Toney and Roberts could yet see the pair called up for Wednesday's clash with the Owls.

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