After making his debut against York City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Ivan Toney spoke to the press about his brief time at the club.
The Newcastle United striker, who joined on a 28-day loan on Monday, gave his thoughts on the move and how he feels it has been.
Toney said: “The first match was always going to be hard but I thought I linked well with Simeon but I’m sure the goals will come.
“There is a great bunch of players here, everybody is friendly and clicks because we’re a young group but we all have fire in our belly.”
Lee Johnson has brought Toney in to help end the rot but the teenager feels he can help to end the poor run of form.
“It is going to be hard to change the losing mentality but hopefully we’ll get on a run soon and change that.
“I wouldn’t say that the side have underperformed. They’re a good side and I don’t know how they haven’t been getting the results.”
With a host of competition in the squad, Toney outlined to the fans what he feels he can bring to the side during his time at Oakwell.
He said: “Hopefully I can add goals to the side. I didn’t manage to get on the score sheet on Tuesday but hopefully I will on Saturday if I’m playing.
“I thought coming here was the best option for me. I’m happy to be here and hopefully become a big signing for the club and if it all goes well, I’ll be looking to extend that.
“I want to add positivity to the side, not that it isn’t here already, and spice things up a bit. I’d like to try and turn things around while I’m here, it’s a great club and it should be doing better.
With three first team appearances for Newcastle under his belt, the step up from League Two from former club Northampton Town is something he is relishing.
Toney added: “I’m sure there will be similarities but I want to play football and hopefully the results will come our way.
“Hopefully my goals can help turn the side’s bad run around and we can kick on against Port Vale on Saturday and get a win."