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26th Mar, 2017 | 1:28pm

Loan watch: Newcastle youngster bags twice in thrilling promotion battle

By Harvey Byrne

Newcastle loanee Ivan Toney scored twice in Scunthorpe’s thrilling 3-2 win against Bradford on Sunday afternoon.

The 21-year-old forward started the match upfront for the Irons, as the fourth placed League One side hosted Stuart McCall’s team in fifth.

He is currently on loan with the team from Lincolnshire until the end of the season after joining in January following a first half loan with Shrewsbury in the same league, where he ended with seven goals in 26 outings.

Toney has since found a better return with the promotion chasing Scunthorpe, with three goals coming in 10 appearances for the club.

The young striker opened the scoring for his side on Sunday after just three minutes as he controlled a cross from a corner before lashing it into the roof of the net.

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However, his second goal just after half time marked the equaliser as Bradford found themselves 2-1 up at the halfway point.

Toney’s second was certainly a fine goal too as he found himself with his back to goal before having the confidence to put home with a bicycle kick.

Toney will certainly have been glad that his two goals helped Scunthorpe earn a crucial victory in the promotion battle and while he has already played four times for the Newcastle senior team this experience could serve him greatly in the future.

With three years still remaining on his contract in the north east it is clear the Magpies still have high hopes for him and he could even make some appearances in England’s top-flight next season.

In other Newcastle news, the Magpies are weighing up a summer move for this Premier League wide-man.

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