Graham Alexander on whether he wants Newcastle United's Ivan Toney again

Ivan Toney of Shrewsbury Town in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town at Greenhous Meadow on October 22, 2016 in Shrewsbury, England.

Scunthorpe United took Ivan Toney on loan from Newcastle United last season.

Scunthorpe United boss Graham Alexander was giving nothing away when asked whether he would return to try and sign Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney this summer.

Toney spent the back end of last season on loan at Scunthorpe, and he impressed.

The young forward was handed an important role for the Iron, as they aimed for promotion through the League One play offs.

Ivan Toney of Shrewsbury Town in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town at Greenhous Meadow on October 22, 2016 in Shrewsbury, England.

Although Alexander’s side eventually fell short, there has been talk that Newcastle’s Toney could return.

However, Alexander predicts that the Magpies forward will be an in-demand man this summer, if Rafael Benitez lets him go.

It seems likely that Newcastle will allow Toney to leave on loan, as his first-team chances at St. James’ Park look limited.

Toney has a lot of more senior options ahead of him in the pecking order at Newcastle.

And with Newcastle set to bring in more attacking players this summer, Benitez may deem it best for Toney’s development that he heads out on loan.

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