Opinion: What do we do with Troy Parrott?

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One thing that Spurs fans particularly love is when a player comes through the youth team and has a realistic chance of making their way into the first team.

Troy Parrott has been on many fan’s radar for the past year but has really come into the fold with some impressive performances in the pre-season tournaments and the Under 23’s

In the last game againt Manchester City, he grabbed two goals, a lovely finish from the edge of the box and a well taken penalty.

His performances have encouraged fans to see him as a realistic back up to Harry Kane and he has even been called up to the Irish National Team as one of nine strikers. He has performed well with the Irish under 19’s with 4 goals in 4 games.

However, what do we do with Troy Parrott?

If Spurs keep him, will Pochettino give him minutes off the bench? With Lo Celso, Lucas and Alli still yet to start a game and both Lucas and Son having the capability to play upfront, would Pochettino give Parrott the opportunity? At best, I can imagine Parrott having the chance to start in league cup matches and potentially lower league FA cup matches. Although, he would get to continue learning off Harry Kane.

Another option would be to send him on loan for 3 months to a top League one club where he would he could get lots of game time and be back in January with first hand match experience ready to help Spurs potentially progress in cup competitions. The worry would be similar to Clarke at Leeds, who is not getting much game time but Pochettino and Levy would have to sort this when potentially loaning him out.

It is a shame that Middlesbrough that can’t loan players as having Parrott being coached by Robbie Keane would surely be an excellent experience for the player. If he has still not got any game time at Spurs by January or returns from a short loan, it would make sense to see if he would go to Middlesbrough to get coached by a Spurs and Irish legend.

As a fan, what would you do: keep him at the club to learn from Kane and pick up minutes here and there, short term loan to get some first-hand experience returning to help Spurs or to loan him out for the rest of this season ready for next year.

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Personally, I would loan him to a club for three months to get experience and come back and help the team kick on when the rest of the squad may start to get injuries or feel fatigue.

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