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Brentford striker Toney: I was never given chance at Newcastle

Brentford striker Ivan Toney says being offloaded by Newcastle United was the best development of his career.

Since then, the striker has rebuilt his career and he scored a record number of goals in the Championship last season as the Bees won promotion.

“It's about getting that chance and personally I don't think I got that chance," Toney told Sky Sports.

“That's my opinion on it, but others might think different. But it was a blessing in disguise, I came to Peterborough, found my feet again, and I am doing well for myself.

“When he (Rafa Benitez) came in I was injured at the time and he kind of said: 'Put the injured lads at the bottom end'.

“So it was tough to take, but I guess he is the boss, he comes in and does what he wanted to do."


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