Newcastle loan round-up: Armstrong and Toney continue goalscoring exploits but Riviere sees red

Newcastle United's Emmanuel Riviere

It was a mixed weekend for the Magpies players currently plying their trade away from Tyneside.

As ever, it was a busy weekend for Newcastle's loanees. Perhaps naturally given there are so many players currently involved in temporary switches away from St James' Park, performances and results were a mixed bag.

Coventry's Adam Armstrong shoot at goalAdam Armstrong shoot at goal

Of those to impress, Adam Armstrong scored the opener for Barnsley in their excellent 2-0 win at Brentford on Saturday.

Having been ineligible for Tuesday's defeat against his parent club, the England under-20 international was back in the side at Griffin Park and his third goal of the season helped the Tykes put an end to a six match winless run.

Ivan Toney of Northampton Town celebrates scoring their second goalIvan Toney in his Northampton days - the striker now has five goals for Shrewsbury

Also among the goals was Ivan Toney, who took his season's tally to five with a brace for Shrewsbury.

Toney's two goals - both scored from the penalty spot - were not enough to prevent the Shrews going down to a 4-2 home defeat to Northampton, a result which leaves the Shropshire outfit still rooted to the bottom of League One.

Henri Saivet was another Newcastle loanee to get his name on the scoresheet over the weekend, netting the opener in St Etienee's 2-0 win at Caen.

It was the 25-year-old's first goal for his new side, with Saivet already having made more appearances this season than he managed for Newcastle after signing in January.

Newcastle United's Emmanuel RiviereEmmanuel Riviere

Across Europe, Emmanuel Riviere is yet to see his fortunes improve since joining Spanish side Osasuna.

The Frenchman is yet to find the net in four appearances in La Liga, and marked his latest run out on Friday evening by getting sent off in his side's 2-1 defeat at home to Real Betis. Riviere received his marching orders after reacting badly to a foul and aiming a kick at Darko Brasanac. 

As with Riviere, there are not many Newcastle fans pining for the return of Florian Thauvin. The winger continues to get in the Marseille side, however, and played the full match on Sunday as his side held PSG to a goalless draw. 

Unfortunately for the 23-year-old, his most notable contribution came when his attempted skill down the left hand side did not go quite to plan.

There was no action for Siem de Jong at PSV, despite the injury-prone Dutchman having come through 90 minutes at Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek. His compatriot Tim Krul is still yet to make his Ajax bow as the goalkeeper continues to recover from his own lengthy lay-off.

Several young Magpies were in action in the Football League. Right-back Jamie Sterry played the full match for Coventry as they picked up a much-needed home win against Rochdale, with former Toon man Gael Bigirimana also featuring for the hosts.

Jamie Sterry - Newcastle UnitedJamie Sterry 

Elsewhere in League One, Haris Vuckic watched Bradford's thrilling 3-3 draw with Sheffield United from the bench at Valley Parade, while Sammy Ameobi goes in search of another goal having opened the scoring last time out as his Bolton side travel to Bury this evening.

In the fourth tier, Kyle Cameron was booked in Newport's 3-1 defeat to Plymouth at Rodney Parade, Alex Gillead got 90 minutes under his belt for Luton as they shared the spoils with Mansfield and Macauley Gillesphey played the full match for Carlisle as their unbeaten run continued with a 2-1 win at Stevenage.

Newcastle's Ryan Taylor lies on the pitch in pain after sustaining an injuryNewcastle's Ryan Taylor lies on the pitch in pain after sustaining an injury

The weekend was also notable for the exploits of a couple of former Magpies.

Ryan Taylor joined Port Vale on a short-term deal last week and scored from the spot on his debut for the Valiants as they came from 2-0 down to secure a point against Oxford United. 

Famous for his set-piece exploits - and still revered on Tyneside for the winner at the Stadium of Light in 2011 - Taylor's strike on Saturday was his first goal in 1.521 days.

Finally, over in the Far East, Papiss Cisse scored a typically bizarre goal for Shandong Luneng.  

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch