Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo is delighted to stay on loan at Scunthorpe United for the rest of the season after deal is completed – and he celebrated with a goal

Harry Toffolo will spend the rest of the season on loan at League One promotion chasers Scunthorpe U

Harry Toffolo will spend the rest of the season on loan at League One promotion chasers Scunthorpe United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Harry Toffolo celebrated extending his loan stay with Scunthorpe United, by scoring the opening goal in their 3-2 home win over Bury.

It was announced before Saturday’s kick-off at Glanford Park that the City defender would stay on loan at the League One promotion chasers until the end of the season.

Toffolo had spent some of the new year back at his parent club after his initial loan ended with the arrival of 2017. However, the 21-year-old will now stay with the Iron and marked it with a deflected long-range effort that notched his first goal for the club.

“To get it all done is brilliant because now my family can all move back up here and we can get back settled,” said City’s 2013 FA Youth Cup winner.

“It’s not a nice drive to Norwich. It’s a long journey, so to get it all done and sorted is great, and I can crack on with the football now.

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“I’m learning so much. The lads are great. They and the management are the main reason why I wanted to come back. The fans are fantastic, they’ve been brilliant with me on social media and in person.

“Why wouldn’t you want to be at a club like this? It’s going places and it’s a fantastic place to be.”

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Scunthorpe sit second in the third tier, four points behind leaders Sheffield United.

Despite his heavily deflected eighth minute goal, Toffolo added: “I’m claiming that all day. I’ve been telling the lads it was a 30-yard screamer, but it’s good for me. A few of them were telling me it was an own-goal, but I’m not having that.

“It’s good to get a goal, chip in and to get the three points for the team was massive.”

Toffolo’s Canaries contract is due to expire this summer, although there may be unpublished options available for the deal to be extended.

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