Success with Scunthorpe is the focus for fit-again Norwich City loanee Harry Toffolo

Harry Toffolo in action for Norwich City Under-23s at Peterborough in the Checkatrade Trophy earlier

Harry Toffolo in action for Norwich City Under-23s at Peterborough in the Checkatrade Trophy earlier this season. Picture by Andy Kearns/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Andy Kearns/Focus Images Limited

Harry Toffolo is loving life with League One leaders Scunthorpe United after putting an end to a frustrating two months out injured for his loan club.

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The left-back made eight appearances for the Iron after joining in September but picked up a knee injury in a 2-1 home win over MK Dons in mid-October.

Conor Townsend returned to the team in the 21-year-old's absence but after picking up a groin problem of his own, the Canaries academy product played all of a 3-0 win over Millwall at Glanford Park last weekend.

'It was fantastic to get back into a winning team and it was great to be part of a team that won 3-0 and a performance from every single one of the lads,' Toffolo said.

'It was fantastic, the buzz around the dressing room after was great and it's something you need going into two massive games coming up at Bradford and Bolton.'


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Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander has now revealed Townsend will be out for over a month due to an operation, giving Toffolo a chance to recover his form in those successive away games against two promotion rivals.

'Conor's a fantastic player and in every single position in this team we've got somebody who can take the shirt and that's probably why we're doing so well,' the England Under-20 international continued.

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'Somebody is there to take your shirt if you don't perform or in training if you're a bit off or if you unfortunately get injured, someone's there to take it and do a good job and continue winning.

'It's down to me now to work hard and keep my place in the side.'

The FA Youth Cup winner's time with the Iron is the fourth loan spell of his career, after previous spells in League One with Swindon and Peterborough, and in the Championship with Rotherham.

Alexander said earlier this week that he would like to extend the defender's loan deal beyond its current January 3 expiration if possible.

Toffolo's contract with City is due to expire in the summer, although the club are believed to have the option to extend the deal by a year, and is hoping he can keep the North Lincolnshire side on track for success.

'If you can get six points out of the next two games it then sends ripples down the whole league,' he added, speaking to Scunthorpe's official website.

'I think we've done that already but we've got a very long way to go and we're quite fortunate that we have got these two games coming up, with the team performing like they did on Saturday, when confidence was flying.'

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