Spurs man receives international call up after Matt Doherty is ruled out with COVID-19

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Dom Le Roy

Troy Parrott has been called up the Republic of Ireland senior squad after multiple players were suspended, while Tottenham defender Matt Doherty and Stoke City winger James McClean tested positive for COVID-19.

Parrott has endured a couple of months to forget since completing his loan move to Millwall as injuries have seen limited to just 45 minutes of action for the Championship club so far.

The 18-year-old now seems to have recovered from his ankle injury as he got his first taste of competitive action in almost two months on Sunday, coming on as a half-time substitute for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21s in their 2-1 loss to Iceland.

RTE have now revealed that Ireland were already without Adam Idah, Jeff Hendrick, Jayson Molumby, Seamus Coleman, Enda Stevens, Aaron Connolly, Alan Browne, James McCarthy, Callum Robinson, John Egan and Harry Arter, due to injuries and suspension.

With Doherty and McClean now also ruled out as a result of contracting the virus, Parrott is one of four players that have received call-ups to the senior squad.

The teenager could be in-line to win his second senior cap for his country in their Nations League clash against Bulgaria on Wednesday.

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