Return to England set-up continues season of development for Norwich City’s Harry Toffolo

Harry Toffolo in action for Swindon Town. Picture: Dave Evans.

Harry Toffolo in action for Swindon Town. Picture: Dave Evans. - Credit: Dave Evans/Swindon Advertiser

Norwich City youngster Harry Toffolo is relishing his return to the England youth set-up.

The 19-year-old was an unused substitute for England Under-20s on Wednesday night as Aidy Boothroyd's team drew 1-1 with Mexico at The Hive in Barnet, winning 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Toffolo will be hoping to make his U20s debut on Sunday when the Young Lions face the USA at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park stadium (3pm kick-off).

The left-back, enjoying a successful loan spell in League One with Swindon Town, has previously been capped once at U18 and three times at U19 level.

He had not represented his country since travelling to Slovenia with the U19s in October 2013 though, so is pleased to be back in England contention.

'I was playing in (Norwich's) under-21s and you've really got to be in first-team senior football to remain in contention (for England),' Toffolo told TheFA.com.

'I knew I had to concentrate on my club if I was to have any opportunity to get back into the fold.

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'I've grown up and matured a lot in the last six months. I'm now playing with players that have got mortgages on houses and it means so much more.

'At under-21 level you're playing with your mates and just training every day without many other concerns. This helps you grow up and get used to the real world.

'I feel a completely different person. To be playing regularly gives you a lot of confidence and that is what I'm feeling at the moment.'

Toffolo was a member of City's FA Youth Cup-winning team in 2013 but is yet to be involved with the first team at Carrow Road.

Playing mainly as a wing-back for Swindon, he has made 24 appearances so far this campaign and recently scored his first senior goal.

Born in Welwyn Garden City, Toffolo is still eligible for Italy at senior level as well, explaining: 'My Dad was born in Venice in Italy and both my grandparents are Italian. My mum is as English as you can get though – she's from up north near Preston.'