Troy Parrott has come under criticism from the Irish press for his performance against Armenia on Tuesday.

Parrott has not quite found form yet at Preston North End, having found the back of the net just once in 12 matches across all competitions for the Championship club since his loan move (Transfermarkt).

The striker would have been hoping to play himself into form during the international break but he has put in two under-par performances against Scotland and America.

The Tottenham man missed a golden chance to give the Republic of Ireland the lead against Scotland last week when he was played through on goal by Swansea’s on-loan Southampton striker Michael Obafemi.

That miss proved costly for Stephen Kenny’s side as the Scots went on to take all three points after Ryan Christy converted from the spot on 82 minutes.

The 20-year-old was once again given the nod to start against Armenia on Tuesday while Ireland emerged 3-2 winners, Parrott had another disappointing outing before being replaced by Callum Robinson on 72 minutes.

The Irish Times wrote about the striker’s display: “There will have to come a point where he brings more than energy and dutiful running. 

“Tough game for him with Armenia camped on the edge of the box but never got a sight of goal and looks a player out of sorts.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Parrott’s poor form can be put down to Preston’s struggles this season. Ryan Lowe’s men have been shocking going forward, having scored just four goals so far this season in the Championship. I would not be surprised if Tottenham decide to recall the striker in January and loan him to a different club.

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