Tottenham Hotspur have not had much to shout about in a positive manner this season.
One of the small positives has been the emergence of Troy Parrott, the 17-year-old was named as part of Mauricio Pochettino’s pre-season squad for the tour of the Far East and subsequent Audi Cup tournament and made the most of his opportunity.
He, along with fellow academy product Japhet Tanganga impressed enough to be kept involved with the Spurs first team on a regular basis this season which includes training with the established stars and also travelling as part of the match day squad.
Parrott made his first team competitive debut for the North London side in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester United and found himself named on the substitutes bench for the recent trip to Everton after Harry Kane was ruled out through illness.
The forward caught the eye in the recent UEFA Youth League match against Red Star Belgrade where he bagged four goals in the 9-2 rout at Hotspur Way.
Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy named the Dubliner in his squad for the upcoming matches against New Zealand and Denmark and has confirmed that Parrott is set to feature against the All Whites along with uncapped Lee O’Connor on Thursday evening.
McCarthy told FAI TV as reported by RTe: “I have seen them both play for the U-21s of course,”
“Troy was in the original squad.
“Lee is in a bit by default I guess the fact that he is suspended for the U21s for their game against Armenia. I didn’t have a whole lot of cover on the bench in terms of defenders, so he will get some game time as well.”
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