Date: 12th January 2018 at 6:39pm
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Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney has completed a loan move to Scunthorpe United, it has been confirmed.

The centre-forward, 21, has agreed terms with the League One promotion challengers less than 24 hours after he was recalled from a loan spell at Wigan Athletic.

Newcastle announced on their official website and social media channels that Toney has joined Scunthorpe for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

Since arriving at St. James’ Park in August 2015, Toney has also had stints on loan at Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town and a previous spell at Glanford Park during the 2016-17 season, when he netted seven goals in 17 appearances.

It has been reported that his spell at League One leaders Wigan came to an end as he was “unhappy” with the amount of game time he was getting at the club in recent weeks, which has included being on the bench for eight consecutive matches.

He is set to link up immediately with the Iron, who are placed fourth in the table and challenging for promotion.

Good move for Newcastle? 

Definitely. Toney is a penalty box predator who is destined for a fine career. He has showed in his various loan spells that he can provide a genuine cutting edge in senior football and needs regular game time to hone his game in readiness to make it in the Premier League or the Championship. Newcastle have wasted no time in bringing him back from Wigan, where they were not making full use of the youngster even though he has scored six goals in 28 Wigan appearances despite most of those appearances coming off the bench. Clearly, Scunthorpe have been able to take the 21-year-old for the second half of the season after offering playing guarantees that Wigan would not. His imminent arrival is a feather in the cap for Alexander, and could be a gamechanger in the League One title race. It is a smart move for all parties.