Harry Toffolo is striving to kick on at Norwich City

Harry Toffolo aims to take his chance at Norwich City. .Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Harry Toffolo aims to take his chance at Norwich City. .Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Harry Toffolo has revealed Canaries boss Alex Neil has been working to help improve his game during pre-season.

With Martin Olsson recovering from shoulder surgery and Javier Garrido released this summer the 19-year-old, who spent much of last season on loan at Swindon, is currently City's only natural left-back.

'The manager likes his left-back to get forward, and you could see that with Martin (Olsson) last year, who got up and down a lot. My attacking game has improved massively,' he said. 'I love defending too, but nowadays the modern day left-back gets up and down the wing and that suits me perfectly.

'The gaffer's really good with me. He's been through clips with me and tells what position he wants me to play.

'At Swindon last year I was a left wing-back, whereas the role here is more of a left-back in a four.

'It's a lot different, but the gaffer sits down with me and goes through little bits and bobs to make sure I know what I'm doing come training and games.'

Toffolo believes he has returned to his parent club a much better player after his Country Ground stint. Toffolo made 30 appearances for the Robins who reached the League One play-Off final.

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'I can't thank Swindon enough for giving me the opportunity to give me my debut season,' he said. 'I never thought I'd get a trip to Wembley at the end of it. I remember saying to mum and dad 'would you have imagined six months ago that I'd be at Wembley now?' It was a very young side; the average age was about 22. Andy Williams was 28 and he was the oldest player. I settled in really well there and the fans took to me as well. Swindon were great to me and Norwich have been great to me as well.'

Toffolo, speaking to the club's offcial site, has enjoyed a seamless return to the fold back in Norfolk.

'All the lads have been really good to me since I've come in. I'm not really a new lad to come in, I've been around and done my apprenticeship here, so I've known a few of the boys,' he said. 'I've got on really well with them and I look forward to training with them and the stuff off the pitch as well.'