Tottenham striker, Troy Parrott was handed his first taste of competitive action in almost two months yesterday afternoon as he came on as a second-half substitute for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21s in their 2-1 defeat to Iceland.
Parrott joined Millwall on a season-long loan deal during the summer transfer window and some Spurs fans were hopeful that the striker would prove his goal-scoring prowess in the Championship.
However, the teenager suffered a quad injury in pre-season that kept him out of Millwall’s first few games of the campaign before picking up an ankle injury on his debut in the Carabao Cup clash against Burnley on September 23.
He has not featured for the Lions since but it appears that the striker has now fully recovered from his injury as he played 45 minutes for Ireland’s Under-21s in their EURO Under-21 qualifiers against Iceland, replacing Anthony Scully at the interval.
However, the striker could not prevent his side from falling to a defeat as Iceland took all three points courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Valdimar Ingimundarson.
The defeat ended Jim Crawford’s side chances of qualifying for the European Championship but Milwall boss Gary Rowett will view Parrott’s run out as a positive step.
He will be hoping that the striker is ready to make his Championship debut for the Lions in their clash against Cardiff City on Saturday.
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