Ivan Toney wasn’t allocated a squad number ahead of the match at Fulham, which appeared to confirm the strong likelihood of another loan deal.

Monday afternoon has seen Newcastle United officially confirm that the 20 year old striker will spend at least the first half of this coming season out on loan at Shrewsbury Town.

Ivan Toney only made two brief Premier League appearances last season as a sub for Newcastle, playing most of his football during two loan spells at Barnsley.

Newcastle United official statement:

‘Young forward Ivan Toney has joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on a half-season loan deal.

Toney, 20, will remain at the New Meadow until Thursday, 5th January 2017.

The former Northampton Town frontman spent two spells on loan at Barnsley last season, where he made 22 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice.

While at Oakwell, he made two Wembley appearances as the Tykes won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy as well as promotion to the Championship after winning the League One play-off final against Millwall.

Toney won the Under-21 Premier League player of the month award for September 2015, and also played four times for the Magpies first team after his arrival from Sixfields Stadium the previous month, making his debut against his old club in the Capital One Cup and his Premier League bow against Chelsea.

He joins Micky Mellon’s Shrews ahead of their EFL Cup tie at home to Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.’