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​Peterborough youngster Toney: Difficult to leave Newcastle

Ivan Toney has admitted that it was very difficult for him to leave Newcastle United.

The youngster arrived at the Magpies in 2015 when he was just 19.

However, he ended up on loan on six separate occasions. Finally, he knew it was time to call it quits.

He sealed a permanent move to Peterborough United and has not looked back since.

Now 22-year-old Toney has netted 17 goals in 36 games this term in League One.

"Obviously it's a hard decision to leave a big club like that," Toney told Sky Sports.

"I believed that I was good enough to play there, but the management and people at the top didn't see that. It was tough but it is all part of the game and part of the experience.

"I wasn't involved with the first team [in the summer] so it was time for me to move on to somewhere I could get going. Now I have come here and managed to score a few goals.

"You need to be given the chance to prove yourself and I don't think I was given that opportunity. but I guess it is their loss in the end."

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