Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill has hailed Troy Parrott’s recent performances and admitted that he is desperate for the on-loan Tottenham striker to get off the mark.

Parrott’s loan spell at Millwall did not go according to plan in the first half of the season.

The striker was out of action for the first couple of months of the campaign and found it cement a regular in the side when he returned from his injury.

Spurs decided to recall the striker from the Championship club in January and handed him a fresh start at Ipswich.

Parrott has had a much better start to his time at Portman Road but he is yet to find the back of the net for League One side in seven appearances.

Gill, who was in caretaker charge at Ipswich after Paul Lambert’s departure, admitted that he has been pleased with the 19-year-old contribution despite his lack of goals.

He told Ipswich’s official website: “I’m desperate for Troy to get a goal but he’s done so well for us.

“His work rate is absolutely fantastic and the quality is there for everyone to see.

“I was really impressed with his performance again and he probably covered more ground than anyone.

“He works for the team which is great to see and can drop in deep but he also has quality when on the ball and around the box.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Parrott possesses many of the attributes required in a modern-day centre-forward including the ability to drop deep and link-up play and to hold the ball up. However, strikers are judged by goals and he needs to find the back sooner rather than latter in order to build his confidence.

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