Paul Robinson has told Tottenham Hotspur to recall Troy Parrott from his loan spell at Millwall and send him to another club for the second half of the reason.
Parrott experienced had a torrid start to the season, with injuries having kept him out of action until November.
The striker has not been able to make much of an impact since regaining his fitness and he is yet to find the back of the net in nine Championship appearances for the Lions.
It was reported that after seeing Parrott struggling for game time over recent weeks, Spurs have decided that they have enough evidence to cancel the loan deal and recall him this month.
Lions boss Gary Rowett has denied those claims, insisting that the Championship club expect the Republic of Ireland international to stay until the end of the season ( London News Online).
However, Robinson believes there is no point in letting Parrott stay at Millwall if he is not going to play.
The former Spurs goalkeeper told Football Insider: “If he is not playing regularly there is not point in him being there.
“A player of Troy Parrott’s quality and ability would be on the fringes of the Spurs squad so if he is not starting there is no point in him being there.
“The best thing for everyone would be to terminate the loan deal and then look for another loan in January. There will be no shortage of takers for Troy Parrott, that is for sure.
“The loan deal was agreed with the view that he would go to Millwall, get minutes and score goals. For whatever reason, he is not being given the chance to do that. Listen, it is hard to break in sometimes or you can be a victim of circumstance.
“Parrott is a top class player and if he is not playing he needs to be sent somewhere else in January.”
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Learning to deal with disappointments and bouncing back from adversity is part of maturing as a footballer. It might not be bad for Parrott’s development to spend a few weeks on the Millwall bench and it will be a test of his character to see if he can force himself back into the side. So, I do not think Spurs should be in a hurry to terminate the loan deal.
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