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Coach Praises Big Newcastle Striker – He Looks Sharp

3:44 pm, Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Newcastle’s Development manager Peter Beardsley was extremely pleased with the performance of 19 year-old striker Ivan Toney on Monday,  in his debut for the U21 team who drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers.

Peter had also talked about how impressed he was with our new goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who was the captain of the side,  because of the leadership he showed both in the dressing room and on the field with the youngsters.

ivan toney at benton

Ivan Toney on Monday night

This is what Peter had to say after the game about Ivan:

“Ivan had a couple of efforts late on and looked sharp.” “He will be good for us.” “I really like what I’ve seen from him so far. He’s big, strong and shoots on sight, but he can also create and put a couple of great crosses in, which we could have scored from.”

Peter is not short in his praise of his players after games, and Steve McClaren was also there to watch the teenager and Steve will need to decide if it’s best to keep Ivan on Tyneside this season or send him out on loan.

steve mcclaren at ivan toney debut u21

Steve McClaren on Monday at Whitley Park

If he is not near the first team it would seem a good deal to send the lad out on loan to get some first team games in the lower leagues – and certainly we’ve seen that both Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman are doing very well at Coventry and Crawley respectively on their six month loan spells.

Ivan looks a decent player and Newcastle did well to get him, given that a number of clubs were after him this summer.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Ivan Toney · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Premier League




5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jakesome // Aug 19, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    How is he at Lb

  • 2 jakesome // Aug 19, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Firstinio Asprilla

  • 3 will die for the toon army // Aug 19, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    our squad is good but Mcca has to play them in their right positions . Sissoko shld play as a No .10 . Wijanaldum as a box
    to box CM . He looked like he wld win some balls .
    Cisse is good as a Back up . Mitrovic can do alot with the ball compared to Cisse.
    If Abdennour comes . This is my starting 11 .
    ………………………………Krul
    Janmaat ……… MbembA ……. . Abdennour ……… . Dummet
    …………………Wijnaldum ……… . Colback
    Thauvin………………… .Sissoko ……………… . .Perez
    ………………………………. Mitrovic
    4 – 2 – 3- 1
    OR :
    …………………………… Krul
    ……… .. Mbemba……. . Abdennour …… Colo
    …………………………… . Colback
    Janmaat …… Sissoko………… .. Wijnaldum … . . Thauvin
    ……………… . . Perez ……………… . . Mitrovic

  • 4 Jib // Aug 19, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Algerian media reporting Mehdi Abeid has signed for 3 years with Panathanaikos

    http://www.footafrica365.fr/infos-pays/algerie/article_728581_Panathinaikos-Abeid-signe-trois-ans.shtml

  • 5 Ravostag // Aug 19, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Hope we sign a CB




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