“One of the best finishers I’ve seen” – Manager admits he has been impressed by Spurs teenager

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott has experienced a frustrating season to date due to injury issues.

The forward made the move to Championship outfit Millwall in the summer to gain further first team footballing experience.

He suffered a quadricep injury during in pre-season which ruled him out of Millwall’s first few games of the campaign and made his long-awaited debut against Burnley in the EFL Cup in September only to pick up an ankle injury in the first half and had to be taken off (South London Press).

The 18-year-old has since recovered and is currently on international duty with the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21 side.

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has been speaking about his excitement about the prospect of having Parrott at his disposal when the international break ends.

Rowett admitted that having watched the Spurs man in action, he is under no illusion that he is one of the best finishers he has ever seen.

He told Southwark News’ News at Den website:

“It’s hard to put too much pressure on them, particularly Troy,”

“He’s only a young lad at eighteen, we can’t just presume he’s going to come in and blast away the Championship at those tender years. But what he’s proved already is he’s a good footballer and I think he would give us a different type of attacking threat.

“That would be nice to see and hopefully after this international break we’ll get to see that.

“Pre-season you saw that absolute quality he has in front of goal. He’s an excellent footballer and probably one of the best finishers I’ve seen.

“You have to be able to ride through those periods [with injuries] and what you hope is, what we’d like to think is, we’re in a really good position and if we can get those players back then we can see if they can make the difference.”

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