19-year-old Ivan Toney made his debut for Barnsley on Tuesday night in the 2-1 home win over York City in the Football League Trophy and Barnsley came back with two goals in the second half after being 1-0 down at half time.
Ivan started the game and played for 83 minutes before being withdrawn.
Ivan Toney – has played 3 times for the Newcastle first team
Barnsley play Port Vale at home tomorrow and The Vale are ion 15th place in League One 7 places and six points above Barnsley so a win tomorrow could help The Tykes move out of the bottom four and within 4 points.
Barnsley have won just four of the 14 games played so far this season so maybe Ivan Toney can help them get a few goals.
This is what Ivan has said on the Barnsley web-site:
“Hopefully I can add goals to the side. I didn’t manage to get on the score sheet on Tuesday but hopefully I will on Saturday if I’m playing.”
“I thought coming here was the best option for me. I’m happy to be here and hopefully become a big signing for the club and if it all goes well, I’ll be looking to extend that.”
“I want to add positivity to the side, not that it isn’t here already, and spice things up a bit. I’d like to try and turn things around while I’m here, it’s a great club and it should be doing better.”
As you can see from Ivan’s comment he’s both confident and positive and the teenager was willing to do whatever head coach thought would be best for his development – and he is delighted to be at Barnsley.
Ivan has been impressive since he joined Newcastle and he’s made three appearances for the first team, including one appearance in the Premier League and he was named U-21 Player of the Month for October.
In eight games for the U21 side he has scored five goals and had four assists and looks a powerful striker.
Our 18 year-old striker Adam Armstrong has 12 goals in 14 appearances on loan at Coventry in League One this season – so we hope Ivan can do as well at Barnsley.
If he does – then we could have two top young strikers fighting for a first team place on Tyneside next season.
But first things first and we are hoping Ivan can help Barnsley move up the table and maybe do well so he gets an extension to his current loan deal.