Ivan Toney, Jamie Sterry and Sammy Ameobi all got time on the pitch for their new clubs
Ivan Toney - pictured here with Barnsley - got off the mark for his latest club Shrewsbury this weekend
Newcastle United have loaned out a record 16 players this season, and several of them were in action for their Football League clubs over the international break.
The stand-out performer was Ivan Toney, who netted his first goal of the season from the spot in Shrewsbury Town's 3-2 win at Oldham Athletic. Having signed for Newcastle from Northampton in August last year, Toney has made just four appearances at St James' Park and spent the latter part of last season on loan at Barnsley. Now lining up for the Shrews, the striker converted a penalty which he had won to help the visitors on their way to a hard-fought away victory. Watch highlights below:
Promising young full-back Jamie Sterry - who made his full Newcastle debut in the EFL Cup win over Cheltenham in August - was thrown straight into the Coventry side for their match at Fleetwood in League One. Sterry played the full game but was unable to prevent the Sky Blues falling to another defeat - the Midlands club sit second bottom and are still without a win this season.
Jamie Sterry - Newcastle United
Despite a sending off in midweek, defender Macaulay Gillesphey retained his place and played 90 minutes for Carlisle in their 1-1 draw with Accrington in League Two. Gillesphey's red card came in the EFL Trophy and his suspension applies only to games in that competition, meaning he was free to take his usual spot in the Cumbrian side's back four this weekend. The point sees Carlisle sit just outside the play-off places having gathered 10 points from their first six games.
Following in the footsteps of his older brother Shola, Sammy Ameobi made his Bolton Wanderers bow this weekend - but unlike his sibling he failed to find the net on his debut. The 24-year old was introduced from the bench for the final 12 minutes of Bolton's match with Southend, but couldn't inspire his side to a late victory as they were held to a draw by Southend.
Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi (R)
The elder Ameobi netted twice in eight games during his spell at the Macron Stadium last season, with the young winger hoping to better that tally over the course of his six-month stay in Lancashire. Sammy admitted to the Bolton News that Shola was a key factor in persuading him to move to Bolton, and the Trotters have stayed top of League One following the weekend's draw.
Perennial loanee Haris Vuckic is now in his fifth temporary spell away from Tyneside after joining Bradford City last week, but didn't make the matchday squad for the Bantams' draw at Millwall. Kyle Cameron was an unused substitute in Newport's clash with Barnet, which was abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch, whilst Alex Gillead also stayed on the bench for Luton in their convincing 4-1 over Wycombe.
Also not involved were Tom Heardman - who had a lucky escape as his Hartlepool side were thumped 6-1 at Stevenage - and Liam Smith, who saw his Crewe side defeat Doncaster 2-1.
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