Nottingham Forest defender Harry Toffolo has delivered a verdict on his relationship with Renan Lodi at the City Ground.
The Reds left-back has been speaking with The Sun, with the 27-year-old competing with Lodi for a place in the team.
It’s perhaps been a frustrating few months for Toffolo at Forest, with a move to Anderlecht being cancelled on transfer deadline day.
The man signed from Huddersfield had agreed to sign for the Belgian giants. News that Omar Richards had suffered a setback, however, scuppered the move.
Toffolo made his first start for Forest since the reverse fixture against Wolves back in October.
He did quite well at left-back, before being replaced by Lodi in the second half, as Forest tried to close out the victory.
The two players are in direct competition for a place in Steve Cooper’s team but Toffolo doesn’t see him as a rival.
He told The Sun: “Renan has the shirt now. I don’t see him as a rival but a team-mate.
“I want him to do well but I must be ready when called upon – we’re getting the best out of each other.
“Now, I want to make an impact during the last games and help the club stay up.”
Toffolo delivered Lodi verdict ahead of Wolves clash
It’s great that the spirits appear to be sky-high in the Forest dressing room right now.
Toffolo can count himself a little bit unlucky, especially since the World Cup when Lodi has really kicked on.
The 27-year-old is a sound player though and he’s a very useful player to have in reserve for the Brazilian.
He started the game yesterday and didn’t disappoint despite coming up against Adama Traore.
It would have been easy for Toffolo to grow disgruntled with Forest after his failed January move.
However, he’s knuckled down and he really deserved his starting berth yesterday as the Reds claimed a point against Wolves.
The challenge for Toffolo is to stay fit and keep pushing Lodi all the way in the race to play left-back for the team as the season draws to a close.