Newcastle United news: Perez’s pledge, derby tickets on sale and Toney’s joy

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez starred for Newcastle United against Chelsea – but the forward isn’t about to rest on his laurels.

Perez – who scored his first goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against the Championship at St James’s Park – is desperate to avoid second-season syndrome.

Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney

And the 22-year-old has pledged to raise his game – and help 19th-placed Newcastle climb the Premier League table.

Teenage striker Ivan Toney came off the bench against Chelsea for his league debut.

And Toney capped a memorable few days with a superb goal for United’s Under-21s in yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Swansea City at Whitley Park.

The 19-year-old, signed from Northampton Town in the summer, hopes to be involved against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Looking further ahead, Wear-Tyne derby tickets are on sale to Newcastle fans.