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