Manager confirms Troy Parrott is set for senior squad involvement

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Troy Parrott will keep his place in the Republic of Ireland senior squad for their upcoming international double header.

Ireland boss Mick McCarthy confirmed that the 17-year-old Tottenham Hotspur academy product will remain with the first team rather than being involved with the Under-21 squad.

McCarthy will trim his extended squad on Thursday ahead of the friendly against New Zealand on November 14th in Dublin before taking on Denmark in a vital Euro 2020 qualifier which will also be held at the Aviva Stadium.

Parrott is yet to win a senior international cap and has only made one first-team appearance for Spurs in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester United.

After Harry Kane was ruled out of Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Everton, Parrott found himself named among the substitutes by Mauricio Pochettino.

The Dublin born player made of the most of his opportunity to impress during the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East and the subsequent Audi Cup; and has since remained involved with the first team.

“I can confirm Troy will be on the list,” McCarthy told the Football Association of Ireland website.

“I spoke to Stephen Kenny at our monthly manager’s meeting in Abbotstown on Monday and told him that Troy and Aaron Connolly will be with the senior squad next week.

“Stephen will also announce his squad this week for the Under-21 games against Armenia and Sweden so it was important to let him know what I am doing ahead of that.

“Troy has been pushing for this step-up for some time now and I look forward to seeing him on the training ground ahead of the New Zealand game. I hope he pushes me to include him in that game.” 

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