Newcastle United forward Ivan Toney was loaned to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday in a move that will keep him with the Latics through the end of the season.
Toney, 21, spent last season on loan with two League One sides, Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United, scoring a total of 14 goals across 43 appearances for both clubs, while also nabbing 15 (15!) yellow cards and one red card. Toney joined Newcastle in the summer of 2015 and spent a majority of that season on loan to League One Barnsley, scoring twice in 21 appearances and helping the Tykes earn promotion to the Championship. He also made four appearances in all competitions for Newcastle that season, including two appearances in the Premier League.
Happy to sign on loan for @LaticsOfficial for the season. Can't wait, Hopefully I can contribute to getting where the club should be. ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Ueo2ZCdCez— Ivan Toney (@ivantoney24) August 2, 2017
Prior to arriving at Newcastle, Toney spent three seasons with Northampton Town in League Two, scoring 13 goals in 60 total appearances for his boyhood club.
Toney joined Newcastle while still only 19, so it was expected that it would take some time for him to become a regular for the senior team; however, as he now enters his third straight season playing in the third tier of English football, supporters can be forgiven for hoping his growth would have been a bit quicker than has panned out.
Toney joins goalkeeper Mats Selz (Gent); midfielders Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) and Sean Longstaff (Blackpool); and forwards Tom Heardman (Bury) and Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) as Newcastle players currently out on loan, with Gillead, Longstaff and Heardman joining him in League One action this season.