“It doesn’t look great” – Manager offers update on Troy Parrott’s injury

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Millwall boss Gary Rowett has revealed that Troy Parrott has suffered another injury blow.

The Republic of Ireland international was handed his full Millwall debut for the visit of Burnley in the Carabao Cup third round last night.

Parrott had missed the start of the new campaign after suffering a quad injury during pre-season.

The 18-year-old only managed to last 45 minutes of the 2-0 defeat to the Clarets with Rowett revealing that the striker had suffered a knock to his ankle.

Parrott signed his first professional contract with Tottenham in February when he put pen to paper on a three-year deal (Standard) and was sent on loan to Millwall for the 2020/21 campaign to continue his footballing education.

Rowett admitted that the injury appeared to hamper Parrott’s movement and conceded that he should have brought off the teenager earlier in the match.

While not putting an estimation on the severity of the striker’s injury, the Millwall boss revealed that it does not look good for the player.

Rowett told the South London Press: “The disappointing thing is Troy picked up an injury quite early on – you could see it was affecting his movement.

“He had to come off at half time.

“He got a kick on the ankle early in the game.

“You could see he was struggling movement-wise. I probably should have taken him off. It doesn’t look great, but we’ll see.

“It’s a big blow for us because we haven’t scored as many goals as we’d like anyway. Troy was brought in to give us that extra quality but at the moment he hasn’t really been available.

“He’s such an honest kid who is desperate to score goals. he’s worked incredibly hard. Even today when he’s struggling he is trying to stay out there. It’s done for the right reasons.

“Troy is a young lad and he’s been desperate to play and devastated about being injured, he’s stayed out there and tried to continue.”

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