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Newcastle’s Ivan Toney with 2 excellent goals to set up Sunday’s comeback win for loan club

3 years ago
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Ivan Toney is having an eventful time out on loan.

Joining Newcastle in summer 2015, after a couple of Premier League substitute appearances he ended up going out to Barnsley in two separate spells.

Those temporary moves saw the Newcastle loan forward help Barnsley to promotion into the Championship, plus he came off the bench at Wembley and helped the Yorkshire club to win the EFL Trophy in front of sixty thousand people.

Ivan Toney joined Shrewsbury for the first half of this season, the former Northampton player scoring six goals in 19 league starts for the League One relegation strugglers.

A change of scenery at mid-season and Toney was off to promotion chasing Scunthorpe.

Finding games harder to come by, the striker had managed only three starts and six sub appearances in League One, until Sunday.

This afternoon it was a real promotion six pointer and Scunthorpe took a third minute lead through a smartly taken Ivan Toney goal, only for then Bradford to score twice and lead 2-1 at the break.

Two minutes into the second period though and an excellent overhead kick (see below) put Scunthorpe back level and Crooks scored a winner eight minutes from time.

The result moves Scunthorpe into fourth and Bradford drop to fifth, with Ivan Toney now looking destined for another play-off situation at the end of this season.

Ivan Toney now has three league goals for his current loan club, making it a decent combined total now of nine goals in 23 league starts (plus 6 as sub) for the two loan clubs.

Turning 21 this month, Toney is one of numerous players out on loan this season, and interesting to see which ones Rafa Benitez will keep and discard.

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