Tottenham striker Troy Parrott has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for the Nations League fixtures at the start of next month (BBC Sport).
This is just the second time that the Spurs youngster, who recently completed a season-long loan move to Millwall, has been called up for Ireland’s senior squad.
The 19-year-old won his first senior cap for his country back in October when he featured in a 3-1 win over New Zealand in Dublin.
This is the first Republic of Ireland squad that Stephen Kenny has named since replacing Mick McCarthy as manager.
Kenny certainly knows what Parrott can do as the Spurs striker featured regularly for him when he was in charge of Ireland’s Under-21s.
Ireland take on Bulgaria in Sofia on 3 September before hosting Finland in Dublin three days later.
Parrott found the back of the net in Millwall’s first pre-season friendly yesterday and will be hoping to carry that momentum into the Nations League if he does get handed an opportunity to play by Kenny.
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Since Kenny has worked closely with Parrott, he seems to be more willing to trust him than Mick McCarthy was. Hopefully, the young striker can get on to the pitch in one of two matches and score his first senior international goal. That could do his confidence a world of good heading into the Championship next season.
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