POSH SIGNING: Norwich left-back joins on loan

Harry Toffolo in action for Rotherham.
Harry Toffolo in action for Rotherham.

Peterborough United have signed Norwich City left-back Harry Toffolo on loan until the end of the season.

The 20 year-old was on loan at Swindon last season and helped the club reach the League One play-offs with a series of dashing, attacking displays.

Toffolo, who has made one League Cup appearance for Norwich, was on loan at Championship side Rotherham earlier this season, making eight appearances.

He was part of the Norwich City youth side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2013.

Manager Graham Westley said: “It was a body blow losing Callum Elder, he had been terrific for us down the left-hand side and Lawrie Wilson was brought in to bring a bit of strength to the squad. He has filled in down the left-hand side but I think that everyone would agree that the balance of our side has been affected by having a right-footer at left-back.

“We saw that last week against Southend, it was very difficult to get forward to get down that side. Lawrie is a terrific footballer, but it has been difficult for him in that particular position. Harry is a terrific young player, he showed at Swindon in League One last year what he can do. He has gone to the Championship this year and it hasn’t been the most successful loan for him and I think he is delighted to be here, and closer to where his parents live in Stevenage.

“It is ideal for him, ideal for us and I am really looking forward to working with him,” Westley said.

Toffolo will wear the number 50 shirt. He is eligible for the FA Cup.