Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo joins Peterborough on loan

Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo has joined League One Peterborough on loan until the end of the

Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo has joined League One Peterborough on loan until the end of the season. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's young defender Harry Toffolo has completed a loan move to League One promotion hopefuls Peterborough United until the end of the season.

The England Under-20 international recently returned from a spell at Championship club Rotherham where he made seven appearances for Neil Redfearn's side.

Toffolo was a key figure in Swindon Town's run to the League One play-off final last season and will make the short move to London Road after making his senior Norwich debut earlier this season in the Capital One Cup win at Rotherham.

Toffolo joins a growing number of City's academy products gaining experience in the Football League with the likes of fellow FA Youth Cup winners Josh and Jacob Murphy on season-long loan deals at MK Dons and Coventry City respectively.

Posh boss Graham Westley was looking for a recognised left-sided defender after an injury to Callum Elder.


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'Harry is a terrific young player, he showed at Swindon in League One last year what he can do,' he told his club's official site. 'He has gone to the Championship this year and it hasn't been the most successful loan for him and I think he is delighted to be here, and closer to where his parents live in Stevenage. It is ideal for him, ideal for us and I am really looking forward to working with him.

'It was a body blow losing Callum Elder, he had been terrific for us down the left-hand side and Lawrie Wilson was brought in to bring a bit of strength to the squad. He has filled in down the left-hand side but I think that everyone would agree that the balance of our side has been affected by having a right-footer at left-back. We saw that last week against Southend, it was very difficult to get forward to get down that side. Lawrie is a terrific footballer, but it has been difficult for him in that particular position.'

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