Breaking: this Newcastle player set to return from loan deal immediately

Ivan Toney

In the wake of Newcastle’s disappointing defeat to Blackburn Rovers today, news (via a verified Shropshire journalist’s Twitter account) has emerged that Shrewsbury Town loanee Ivan Toney will be returning to the Magpies this month after the Shropshire club decided not to extend his deal.

Toney, who netted his 7th goal for the Shrews today has been a mainstay in the struggling League One side but his contribution has not been enough to prevent them languishing at the bottom of England’s third tier.

With the youngster set to return to his parent club imminently, it is not yet known whether manager Rafa Benitez has any use for the striker in his Newcastle side.

With Gayle the league’s top scorer and with Mitrovic and Murphy to call upon,  it seems unlikely he’ll feature in the Spaniard’s plans.