Blackburn and QPR among sides tracking hit-man Newton

Danny Newton of Stevenage holds off Chris Gunter of Reading during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Reading and Stevenage at Madejski Stadium on January 16, 2018 in...

HITC Sport understands a host of clubs are chasing Stevenage striker Danny Newton.

Danny Newton of Stevenage weaves his way past George Evans and Chris Gunter of Reading during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Stevenage and Reading at The Lamex Stadium on...Danny Newton (C) in action for Stevenage against Reading

A number of Championship and League One clubs are tracking Stevenage striker Danny Newton, HITC Sport understands.

Newton has caught the eye at Stevenage this season after joining the club last summer on a free transfer from Tamworth.

The 27-year-old came to Stevenage's attention after impressing at Jamie Vardy's V9 Academy last summer and he has been a revelation for the League Two club.

Newton scored 16 goals and laid on seven assists in his debut season for the club in his first experience of the Football League.

Danny Newton of Stevenage holds off Chris Gunter of Reading during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Reading and Stevenage at Madejski Stadium on January 16, 2018 in...

The prolific striker's rise to prominence has not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid, with several sides making regular checks on Newton during the season.

Championship duo Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers are looking to bolster their attacking options for next season and they are weighing up a move for Newton.

Danny Newton of Stevenage heads wide under pressure from Tiago Ilori of Reading during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Reading and Stevenage at Madejski Stadium on...

League One quartet Charlton Athletic, Bradford City, Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town are all admirers of Newton and are ready to test Stevenage's resolve to hang on to the player.

Newton is entering the final year of his contract at Stevenage and the club are bracing themselves for offers for the striker during this summer's transfer window.

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