Doncaster Rovers: Ferguson rules out move for Norwich City left back Harry Toffolo

Harry Toffolo made 17 appearances on loan for Rovers.
Harry Toffolo made 17 appearances on loan for Rovers.

Left back Harry Toffolo will not be returning to Doncaster Rovers.

The 22-year-old’s loan spell at the Keepmoat Stadium ended prematurely last month after he suffered a broken foot.

Rovers boss Darren Ferguson, who wants to sign Sheffield United midfielder Ben Whiteman on a permanent deal, will not be pursuing the Norwich City defender.

“No, he [Toffolo] won’t be coming back,” Ferguson told The Star.

“At the moment I’ve only really got scope to bring in Ben and that’s what I’m fully concentrating on, especially now it’s a permanent.

“That’s all I’ll be able to bring in over the course of the window.”

He added: “Looking at the squad I’ve got at the moment there’s probably one or two I might have been prepared to let out on loan but that’s not the case now because I haven’t got the numbers.

“What we had on Saturday is what I’ve got.

“I can’t be fully one hundred per cent that [Luke] McCullough and [Alex] Kiwomya will come back like they were when then stopped playing.

“So I haven’t even added those two to the squad at the moment.”

Rovers are expected to complete a deal for 18-year-old Finn Harps defender Shane Blaney next week following a successful trial.