The former Northampton Town youngster has impressed on the pitch, despite his troubles off it.
The 19-year old joined from the League Two side in August and has made three appearances for the first-team so far this season, but admits it’s been a struggle living away from home.
"It was my first time away from home. My mum's not there to do everything for me, so I've got to be a big man for myself," said Toney, in an interview with BBC Radio Northampton.
"The football's obviously a bit different tempo-wise but I've managed to adapt to it and I'm enjoying it."
He continued: "A little bit (of homesickness), missing my family a lot but other than that it's alright."
Toney burst through the Cobbler’s youth ranks and became the youngest player to represent the club when he made his debut in 2012.
His 13 goals in his 60 senior games prompted Steve McClaren to move for him and his quality is fast becoming apparent at St James Park.
The striker was signed with a view to the future but could play a more prominent role than he had anticipated in the coming months.