West Ham midfielder Conor Coventry, who is on loan at MK Dons, has lavished praise on Troy Parrott. 

Great things have been expected of Parrott at Spurs, as well as back in Ireland, for several years now but it seemed as though the youngster’s development had stagnated when he struggled during his loan spells at Ipswich and Millwall last season.

However, the 20-year-old has demonstrated at MK Dons this season just why he is so highly thought of, becoming the side’s main creative outlet in the number ten role.

Parrott came off the bench for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday to score a screamer in stoppage time to give his nation a 1-0 win over Lithuania.

Coventry, who has not only played with Parrott at the Dons but has also shared a dressing room with the Tottenham man for Ireland’s Under-21s, insisted he is not at all surprised by the success the striker is enjoying.

He told MK Citizen: “Troy is class. Obviously, I played with him before so I know his quality. I’m not surprised by how good he is.

“The way he’s been working for the team has been incredible, and it shows that he is still developing and learning. 

“He’s a quality player and I’m just happy to play with him every week.”

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There are certainly similarities between Kane and Parrott concerning their development. 

Both are technically gifted goal scorers who are not blessed with great physical attributes, and like the England captain, Parrott did not set the world alight in his first couple of loan spells. 

Like a young Kane, the 20-year-old also seems to have a mature head on his shoulders and appears dedicated to improving as a player.

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