IVAN TONEY stays “irritated” by his Newcastle spell — and is pushed to show his outdated bosses mistaken tonight within the Carabao Cup.
Toney joined the Toon in 2015 after firing within the targets at Northampton as a 19-year-old — however made simply 4 senior appearances, all from the bench.
Ivan Toney is out to show Newcastle mistaken in Brentford’s Carabao Cup quarter-finalCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Six mortgage spells and three years later the ahead made the drop downwards to Peterborough.
However he has since gone on to show Newcastle doubters mistaken by turning into one of the vital sought-after stars within the nation.
Since becoming a member of the Bees this summer season for £10million he has scored 16 targets in 20 Championship video games.
And forward of a cup quarter-final reunion with Bruce’s Newcastle, Frank stated: “Ivan has an internal drive and dedication to succeed in the best degree.
“All the time it’s the case in all our careers there’s one level that impressed or irritated us sufficient to work arduous day by day to try to show some folks mistaken.
“I do know Ivan has large ambitions to show that he might have performed within the Prem.
“He’ll play there a method or one other, little doubt, along with his mentality and starvation, however perhaps this was the route for him.
Toney endured a irritating spell at Newcastle as a young personCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
“Not everybody has so many paths to get to the highest — a few of them are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo however so far as I do know there have solely been two of them within the final 50 years which have been like that.
“For the remainder it’s numerous arduous work.
“If you wish to be a Premier League participant then it isn’t nearly acting on a shiny night time below the floodlights within the cup. You could do it day by day at the hours of darkness hours.”
Steve McClaren and Rafa Benitez have been coaches that missed the potential of Toney.
And present boss Bruce admitted: “The way in which he seems, he’s enjoying with that burning need to show folks mistaken.
“He might be a menace. He’s enjoying with confidence.”
For either side it’s a likelihood to make historical past — Brentford wish to attain a League Cup semi-final for the primary time, whereas Newcastle are trying to find a primary main trophy for 65 years.
Bruce may very well be pressured to subject a weakened facet with doubts over first-team regulars by way of damage and constructive Covid-19 assessments — however Frank has warned the top-flight outfit these excuses are pointless.
Frank defined: “When you ask the Newcastle gamers about enjoying us then they may assume they’ve an awesome likelihood. “Or I hope they do or they shouldn’t be within the Premier League.
“They’re favourites, in any other case there wouldn’t be a distinction between the 2 leagues.”