Newcastle United face a tough final few months of the season as they fight to retain their Premier League status.
Rafael Benitez guided the team back to the top flight from the Championship in the 2016-17 campaign in dominating fashion.
However, since retuning to the elite league, things have not been smooth sailing.
As it stands, the Magpies sit in 13th place but just two points above the relegation zone.
Up front is where the team have struggled the most as they have netted just 20 league goals, with Dwight Gayle and Joselu top scorers on three each.
Due to the poor figures, some fans reacted optimistically when young forward Ivan Toney returned to the club from his loan spell at Wigan Athletic.
Newcastle United forward Ivan Toney has returned from his loan spell at @LaticsOfficial
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 10, 2018
The 21-year-old joined the Latics in the summer and scored six goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.
There have been rumours on social media that the youngster will be loaned out again for the rest of the season, but some fans would prefer him to stay.
Would’ve liked to see him play against Luton. But a hat trick against Swansea will do
— Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) January 10, 2018
Got to be better than Joselu
— Rob Davey (@_robdavey) January 10, 2018
The striker we’re crying out for
— JV (@Vinton09) January 10, 2018
Will he start at Swansea?
— David Stølen (@StolenStones1) January 10, 2018
Like a new signing….#NUFC
— m77loy (@m77loy) January 10, 2018
Are we loaning him out again like all our young talent or going to give him a chance?
— nap (@nathan5paterson) January 10, 2018
Start him against Swansea, can’t do any worse than we’ve had so far👍
— Scott Smith (@ScottyDog4410) January 10, 2018
Get him in the squad for Saturday reinforcements on their way.
— michael laverton (@toonmadmike) January 10, 2018