Preston manager Ryan Lowe believes the club’s style of play and Irish contingent helped convince Troy Parrott to join on loan from Tottenham.
The Lilywhites sealed the signing of the 20-year-old striker for the upcoming campaign after impressing with MK Dons in League One last season.
The move will hand Parrott a second opportunity at cracking football at Championship level after embarking on a difficult spell with Millwall in 2020-21.
In acquiring the Republic of Ireland international, Preston managed to fend off significant interest across the division from the likes of Sunderland, Middlesbrough and QPR (The Northern Echo).
Boss Lowe believes his side have done well to sign a young striker of Parrott’s quality and feels the club’s identity, coupled with the existent base of Irish players persuaded him to make the move.
He said (via Preston North End): “His work ethic is fantastic, his hold-up play is very good for the style he is, but ultimately we want Troy to score goals for us.
“We’ve beaten some fantastic competition to get him. I think we sold it to him with the style of play, the identity and what we want to achieve, and probably a little bit of help from a few of the Irish boys as well.”
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Parrott should feel pretty comfortable at Preston due to the number of Irish players they already have, but he also seems to have been convinced by the club’s style of play.
Hopefully, he continues his progress from last season and everything manages to come together for him so he can return to Spurs with more experience under his belt.
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