Millwall boss explains why he is happy for Troy Parrott to return to Spurs

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Troy Parrott
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Tottenham Hotspur have decided to bring back Troy Parrott back to North London to manage his rehabilitation from ankle ligament damage.

Parrott was forced to withdraw from Stephen Kenny’s Ireland squad for the Nations League games against Bulgaria and Finland after sustaining a quad strain in a 3-0 friendly win over Southend United at the end of August.

The Republic of Ireland international joined Millwall on a season long loan deal during the summer but suffered the ankle issue on his competitive debut during the first half of last month’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Burnley.

Millwall boss Gary Rowett admitted after the match that he should have looked to have brought off the forward sooner in the match, rather than waiting until half time (RTE).

Rowett has now revealed that Parrott is expected to be out of action for around six weeks and hopes to have the teenager back available following the next international break.

He told the South London Press: “After the initial scan, when we knew it was around a six-week injury, we had a chat with Troy, the physio and medical department. We all felt it was probably best he goes back to Tottenham because of their facilities and manpower.

“They could almost give him one-to-one attention. It is more important he comes back in a position that he at least limits his chances of being re-injured.

“We’re probably looking at the next international break for when he will realistically be back, another seven or eight games down the line. That will give him a window to have a couple of friendlies and up his match fitness.

“It will be very nice to have him back because some of our plans revolved around Troy and the characteristics that he’d bring to the team – particularly in a 5-2-3 formation.”

 

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