Troy Parrot has admitted that he intends to impress Antonio Conte and his coaching staff when he reports for pre-season at Tottenham.
After failing to make the expected impact during his loan spells at Millwall and Ipswich in the 2021/22 campaign, Parrot demonstrated his quality at MK Dons last season, making 17 goal contributions across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
The Republic of Ireland international not only demonstrated his goal-scoring prowess but also proved to be the Dons’ creator-in-chief across a significant portion of the campaign, dropping seamlessly into the number ten role.
Conte and his coaching staff will get their first look at the 20-year-old when he arrives at Hotspur Way next month, and Parrott is determined to show the Spurs head coach what he can do.
The striker told RTE: “I can’t control what goes on there. That’s out of my hands. All I can do is try to impress whoever is there, and that’s what I fully intend doing when I go back there for pre-season.”
Parrott admitted that the loan spells he has had over the last couple of years have helped him to mature as a player and things are now starting to click for him.
He added: “After two disappointing loans, it is fair to say that things are looking up for me and I am on a bit of an upward trajectory. I just need to keep that going, keep improving and keep giving it all.
“Going on loan is for playing men’s football and realising what you have to do throughout a game, and I think I have matured a lot over the three loans that I’ve had. I am just happy that it is starting to click.”
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Parrott seemed to come of age over the course of the season he spent at the Stadium MK, and he will arrive back at Spurs with much more confidence. With Conte likely to sign a forward this summer, one would expect Parrott to be loaned out to a Championship club this summer.
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