After a frustrating start to his loan spell at Millwall, Troy Parrott looks set to make his debut for Lions in their League Cup clash against Burnley on Wednesday.
Spurs fans will be keeping a keen eye on the Championship this season, with huge expectations on the shoulders of Parrott as well as Oliver Skipp.
While Skipp has hit the ground running at Norwich, Parrott suffered a quad injury during a Milwall pre-season friendly that has sidelined him for the past few weeks.
The 19-year-old not only missed Republic of Ireland’s Nation League games against Bulgaria and Norway but also could not play any part in Milwall’s games against Stoke City, Cheltenham Town and Rotherham United.
Gary Rowett’s side have coped fine in the Spurs striker’s absence, winning two and drawing one of their three matches but the Lions boss admitted that the youngster could his competitive debut for the club against the Clarets.
When asked about Parrott, Rowett told South London Press: “Troy trained Friday. If he gets through today and tomorrow then he’ll be involved against Burnley, which will be really positive for us.
“I was tempted on Saturday to take him with us, should I need him in the last 10-15 minutes to get us a goal. He has got that quality and goalscoring instincts. But we felt it was safer just to wait and give him a little more training exposure. That’s what we did.
“It’s going to take him a few games to get up to speed. Not only has he missed quite a lot of games last season but he has also not played yet in the Championship and he’s missed a little of pre-season.
“So it’s going to take him a little bit of time. But having him available will be fabulous.”
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If Parrott does start on Wednesday, it will be a great opportunity to see how he copes against Premier League opposition. Burnley will likely make some changes for the game but he will still be coming up against physical defenders who will not afford him much space. Hopefully, the youngster can mark his debut with a goal.
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