Harry Toffolo is hoping to make an impact when he lines up for his loan club, Peterborough United live on mainstream television tonight.
The young Norwich full back is on-loan at Peterborough for the rest of the season and seems certain to start tonight’s FA Cup fourth round replay against West Brom, which is being screened live by the BBC.
The 20 year old missed the 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns with concussion but due to various suspensions and injuries, Graham Westley pretty much has no choice but to turn to Harry at left back.
Toffolo returned to the starting line-up for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Chesterfield, a game that Posh finished with only nine men.
“When you got momentum you want to keep that going and the boys have got a lot of it at the moment,” Toffolo told the Peterborough’s official website.
“The morale is very high, they`re confident as well which is always a good thing and they`re not looking at this game as a daunting task, they`re looking at it as a chance to play against a top Premier League side in front of millions of people watching on TV.
“It`s an opportunity for them to showcase their skills and you never know what can happen in the future.”
“I`m absolutely gutted for Michael Smith and Rico (Santos – both suspended), as they were probably the two standout players in the FA Cup in the last game against West Brom,” Toffolo continued.
“So for them to miss out on the game for them is tough but now it`s down to us for them to be able to play in the next round of the FA Cup away at Reading.
“Those boys put in an absolute shift at The Hawthorns and I missed out, and now it`s my turn to put in that shift for them, and likewise with the other boys that come into the game due to the suspension.
“The boys out there in training look really sharp, the morale is really high and we`re feeling confident going into the game.”
With tonight`s match (7.45pm KO) being screened live on BBC One, it is another big opportunity for the young Canary to show what he can do.
“It`s the sort of stage you want to be playing at and obviously an opportunity to play against a Premier League side is always a real positive for us, playing League One football,” Toffolo added.
“So everyone is relishing the opportunity and they can`t wait to get out there.”
Good luck, Harry. We’ll be watching!