Harry bids to put one over his old pals...

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By John Lyons

HARRY Tof­folo says the old pals’ act will go out of the win­dow when Don­caster take on Scun­thorpe this af­ter­noon.

The 22-year-old left­back spent the bulk of last sea­son on loan at Scun­thorpe from Nor­wich and played his part as the Iron reached the play-offs, be­fore suc­cumb­ing to Mill­wall in the semi-fi­nals.

Now he is out on loan again in League One, but this time with Darren Ferguson’s Donny, who won pro­mo­tion from League Two last term.

If se­lected, it means the for­mer Eng­land U20 man will come face to face with some fa­mil­iar faces.

“I can’t wait,” said Tof­folo, who has also had tem­po­rary stints with Swin­don, Rother­ham and Peter­bor­ough. “I’m look­ing for­ward to play­ing against friends from last year, but that will be put to the side for 90 min­utes.

“I’m a Don­caster player now and I want to be a part of a team that gets three points.”

But Tof­folo still looks back fondly on his time at Scunny and reck­ons they will be a tough nut to crack to­day.

“It was such a shame they didn’t get pro­moted last sea­son,” he said. “At Christ­mas we were top and fly­ing. The play­ers gave ev­ery­thing and they’ve got a sim­i­lar core now – there’s no rea­son why they can’t have an­other crack at it.” While the Iron headed into the week­end in 11th place and with 12 points to their name, Rovers have found life tough on their re­turn to League One. With six points from their open­ing seven games, they were 16th pre-week­end, but Tof­folo isn’t wor­ried. “I think it’s a nor­mal tran­si­tion,” he said. “We have shown snip­pets of bril­liance and qual­ity in cer­tain games, but there have been times when we have been a lit­tle naïve.

“We’ve got Ar­se­nal in the League Cup in mid­week, but no one has re­ally thought about that. It’s now about work­ing hard to get the points in a derby game.”

And Tof­folo in­sists last Tues­day’s 2-1 loss at Rochdale – who net­ted twice at the death – won’t be on their minds.

“It was gut­ting, but we have put it be­hind us and are look­ing for­ward.”

SWITCH: Harry Tof­folo in his Scun­thorpe days

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