Tottenham Hotspur’s Troy Parrott has had a season of debuts this year for both club and country, despite only being a few months into the campaign.
Parrott was included on the pre-season tour for the first time as Tottenham travelled to Asia, with the youngster impressing up front against the likes of Juventus.
Troy then made his senior club debut for Spurs as he started against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.
Following this, Parrott was called up to the Republic of Ireland U21 side for the first time, scoring on his debut before coming off the bench to score another two in his second game.
This week, Parrott was called up to the senior Ireland side under Mick McCarthy, starting the friendly match against New Zealand and providing an assist.
Ex-Ireland manager, Brian Kerr, believes that McCarthy took Parrott off after around 60 minutes with the idea that he may include him on the bench against Denmark in the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifier.
Kerr said (Virgin Media Sport): “I thought he did very well. He was energetic, got around the pitch, good runs. His control and availability was very good.
“On 62 minutes Parrott and (Jack) Byrne are substituted, which could be an indication that Mick was happy with them and wants to think about it. I’d say Mick is thinking ‘I might give them a go in the match’.
“I don’t think he will start Jack Byrne, he certainly won’t start Parrott, but I think both of them did enough tonight to make Mick think ‘if I need a bit of something different in the match, I could put them on’. That’s how I would read it, I could be wrong.”
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