How Parrott and Scarlett got on in their Preston and Portsmouth debuts

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Troy Parrott
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On loan Tottenham striker Troy Parrott was handed his debut in Preston North End’s opening Championship fixture against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon (Sky Sports), while Dane Scarlett started on the bench for Portsmouth. 

Parrott made his full debut as he started the match against Wigan, playing 72 minutes before making way – with the final score ending 0-0.

Parrott recently put pen to paper on a new three-year deal with Spurs before heading out on loan to Preston for the upcoming 2022/23 campaign (Football.London).

Having struggled with injuries during his last Championship spell with Millwall, Parrott will be full of confidence coming off the back of a ten-goal and seven-assist season with League One outfit MK Dons (Transfermarkt).

The 20-year-old recently revealed his delight at the loan move and claimed that the attacking style that Ryan Lowe has implemented at Deepdale is why making this choice was so easy (Football.London).

Speaking to Preston’s media after his move was confirmed, Parrott also mentioned his fellow countrymen who will look to help him settle in at his new club.

He said: “I’ve been speaking to Browney [Alan Browne] and Robbie [Brady] and just asking what it’s like around the place and they’ve had nothing but good things to say, so I’m happy to be here.”

Meanwhile, Portsmouth named Tottenham loanee Dane Scarlett on the bench for their opening match of the League One campaign against Sheffield Wednesday.

Scarlett, 18, completed a season-long loan switch to Fratton Park earlier this week in what will serve as the first move away from Spurs in his young career.

The youngster came off the bench to make his debut in the final 15 minutes of the game, with Portsmouth drawing 3-3 come the full-time whistle.

Scarlett’s spot on the bench saw him sit alongside goalkeeper and former Spurs teammate Josh Oluwayemi, who made the move to Hampshire earlier this summer after being released by the North London club.

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It’s great to see Parrott get another loan and Preston look a perfect fit for the Spurs academy product. Troy is held in high regard by the Spurs hierarchy as well as the fans, so here’s to hoping that he will take his chance this season and return to Spurs ready to fight for his place.

It is likely that Portsmouth will be easing Scarlett into things considering this is his first move away in his career and his first taste of action in the Football League. We need to remember that he is just a teenager so it may take a while for him to fully adapt to his surroundings.

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