Millwall winger Jed Wallace has admitted that he is excited by what he has seen of Troy Parrott in the training ground following his loan move to the Championship club.
Although the 2019/20 season will be a memorable one for Parrott as he made his Premier League debut for Spurs as well as his senior debut for the Republic of Ireland, the campaign ended in quite frustrating fashion for the teenager.
He hardly got any game time under his belt in the final few months of the season and that is something he will very much be hoping to put right at Millwall next season.
The experienced Wallace, who will be hoping that Parrott gets on the end of plenty of his crosses next season, has admitted that he has already been impressed with the Spurs youngster’s finishing and athleticism.
Speaking about Parrott’s arrival, the 26-year-old told News at Den: “He’s only 18-years-old. I was literally just playing with my mates when I was 17 so we can’t expect him to come in and score 50 goals this season.
“It’s going to be a difficult transition to go from what he was doing to playing in the Championship.
“But you can see already in a couple of days of training that his finishing looks very, very good.
“He’s athletic, which is half of this division. He’s been right up there in all the runs and he looks like he’s really hungry to do well.
“Our biggest problem last year was not scoring enough goals and judging on the last couple of days he certainly knows how to put the ball in the back of the net. I’m looking forward to playing with him.”
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Fans should not expect Parrott to start smashing goals in from the first moment he steps on the pitch for Millwall. The Championship is an extremely physical and demanding league and will be a great learning experience for the young striker as it is a world away from the comforts of youth football.
If for some reason, the loan does not work out as planned, that does not mean that Parrott will not go on to become a top striker. As we have seen with Kane, some players can be late developers.
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