Pundit believes Spurs made ‘great decision’ despite youngster’s struggles this season

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Dom Le Roy

Paul Robinson has claimed Tottenham Hotspur made the right decision to loan Troy Parrott out to Millwall despite the striker’s injury troubles this season.

Some Spurs fans were optimistic that Parrott would take the Championship by storm after his season-long loan move to the Den was announced in the summer.

On the face of it, it seemed like a perfect fit given the style of football that Gary Rowett’s side tend to play and the Millwall boss’ willingness to hand opportunities to young players.

However, the 18-year-old has endured a rough start to his loan spell as injuries have restricted him to just 45 minutes of football for the club so far this season.

The teenager appears to have recovered from his ankle problems as he got 45 minutes under his belt for Republic of Ireland’s Under-21s over the weekend and has subsequently been called-up to the senior squad following a spate of injuries and COVID tests (RTE).

Robinson is hopeful that the striker can kick on and prove his worth now that he seems to have put his injury woes behind him.

The former Tottenham goalkeeper told Football Insider: “Hopefully he will kick on from here.

“The reason he went there was to play because he was a bit-part player at Spurs last season.

“Parrott has joined Millwall to get Championship experience under a fantastic manager in Gary Rowett. What he has done at Millwall has been outstanding and that is without Troy Parrott.

“You would like to think that he is nearly back to full fitness after getting that runout with the Under-21s. Hopefully, we can see him playing regularly to Millwall in the next few weeks.

“He could have stayed at Spurs this season and with all of the competitions he would have got game time at some point.

“But I think it was a great decision to send him out on loan but it has not been the ideal start because of the injury. I think he will kick on and start playing regularly now.”

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