Jose Mourinho on whether Troy Parrott will play against Southampton

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that Troy Parrott is undertaking a special training programme.

The 17-year-old is Tottenham’s fit and available ‘out and out’ striker after Harry Kane was ruled out of action for the next few months after tearing his hamstring in the 1-0 defeat against Southampton in the Premier League on New Year’s Day.

Spurs travel to the south coast once again this afternoon to face the Saints in the FA Cup fourth round and the Portuguese has suggested that Parrott could be involved.

Mourinho once again emphasised that Parrott is still at the beginning of his career and will naturally have areas of his game which need development.

The Portuguese insisted earlier this week that the Republic of Ireland international is not ready to step up and fill the void left by Kane (The Sun).

Mourinho told FourFourTwo: “He is ready to work with us every day like he is doing,”

“He trains with the group, after training he has a special programme of individual development of his qualities as a striker and this club takes very good care of the players.

“That is the only thing I can say. If he has to play with us, he will.

“He will do his best, he will show his good qualities, he will show his fragilities because at this moment he is a 17-year-old kid with fragilities in his game.

“But in this moment I cannot tell you, it is possible he is selected for this game.”

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