Newcastle striker Ivan Toney signs for Barnsley


Teenage striker Ivan Toney has joined Barnsley on loan.

Head coach Steve McClaren has decided to loan out summer signing Toney so he can gain more first-team experience.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burton Albion had been keen to take the 19-year-old, signed from Northampton Town in the summer, on a short-term deal.

But League One club Barnsley have signed the forward on a 28-day youth loan.

Toney made his first team debut for the Magpies as a substitute against his former club in the Capital One Cup in August before making his first Premier League appearance against Chelsea in September

A regular scorer for Newcastle United’s Under-21 side, he was also named September’s Barclays Under-21 Premier League Player of the Month.

Speaking last week, Toney said: “I’m just happy playing football whether it’s here or on loan.

“Whatever the manager decides, then so be it."