Swindon Town hoping to extend loan spell of Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo

Harry Toffolo in action for Swindon Town. Photo: Swindon Town FC/Rob Noyes

Harry Toffolo in action for Swindon Town. Photo: Swindon Town FC/Rob Noyes - Credit: Archant

Swindon Town are keen to extend the loan of Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo.

The left-back's current deal at the County Ground is due to expire after Saturday's trip to Peterborough in League One.

Toffolo, 19, was part of City's under-18 team which won the FA Youth Cup in 2013 and is enjoying his first loan spell away from Carrow Road.

He has started the Robins' last three games, playing in a more advanced wing-back role, and Swindon boss Mark Cooper is hoping to see the young defender continue to develop with his promotion-chasing side.

'We're exploring the possibility of keeping him longer as he's grown into the position, grown into the role. You can see how much he enjoyed Saturday,' Cooper told the Swindon Advertiser, referring to his team's 1-0 derby win against Bristol City.

'Coming from playing development football into a pressure cooker environment like that, he's realising what men's and first-team football is all about.

'I'm sure he'll sort of go back to Norwich and tell his mates how good an atmosphere it was.

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'He wants to stay and we're trying to get that one done. It's a youth loan, we can keep him until his 21st birthday, so by my reckoning he's 19 so we should be able to keep him as long as we want. I think we can keep him until the next window and then extend it from there.'

Toffolo has come through the City academy and has previously earned three caps for England at under-19 level.

Swindon chairman, former Canaries striker Lee Power, stressed that an extension to Toffolo's deal is not yet sorted though, adding: 'We are trying and are talking to Norwich at the moment but nothing's been confirmed, so we don't actually know yet. The manager's dealing with it, we are trying to get it done but I don't know when it will be confirmed.'