Ivan Toney and Adam Armstrong both left Newcastle United permanently in the summer of 2018 and are now battling it out at the top of the Championship scoring charts.

Armstrong leads the way with 11, those coming from 10 appearances, while Toney is one goal behind from one more start.

They are impressive numbers for the pair, with both continuing their fine form from the last campaign, Armstrong netting 17 times for Rovers and Toney 26 times in 39 appearances in 2019/20.

That earned him a move to Brentford where his eight goals in October helped the Bees climb the table and earn the 24-year-old the Championship player of the month prize.

He remains one behind Armstrong in the goalscoring charts however after the Rovers striker netted a double against QPR before the international break.

Toney arrived at St James’ Park in 2015, at the same time Armstrong joined up with Tony Mowbray for the first time at Coventry City where he scored 20 goals in League One.

The pair never did get the chance to play together for the Magpies, Toney’s three years at the club including just four substitute appearances and loan spells at Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Scunthorpe and Wigan.

He eventually left for Peterborough in August 2018 before his scoring form across two years at Posh earned him the move to Brentford for an initial fee of around £5m.

Asked about Armstrong in an interview with Sky Sports, Toney said: "I think we both have a point to prove.

"When I went to Newcastle, Adam was out on loan, but we did speak, and said we should both be playing up front together.

“It was never to happen, but he’s a great striker who knows where the goal is, for sure."

The pair will come face-to-face next month when the sides meet for the first time this season.

The two strikers are separated by one goal, while their teams are just one place apart in the early Championship standings, though Toney only has eyes for the Premier League.

“I see myself as a Premier League player,” he added.

"If I see myself as a Championship player, that's not good enough. You have to aim higher, and if you come just short, then it's not too bad. You must have high ambitions, and high ambitions scare small-minded people.

"I'm excited to be in the Championship, and I'm sure I can play a big part in taking Brentford to the Premier League."