Paul Stewart reckons that Tottenham should assess Troy Parrott’s situation at the end of the season and has urged the teenager not to be written off.
The 19-year-old was handed his first-team debut by Mauricio Pochettino in an EFL Cup tie in September 2019, one of his four senior appearances for the club – all of which came in the 2019-2020 campaign.
However, Parrott’s first real taste of men’s football came when he was loaned out to the EFL last season.
The striker spent the first half of last season at Millwall, but he was recalled by Spurs before dropping down a league when he joined Ipswich after failing to score in 14 appearances for the Lions.
Parrott fared slightly better in League One, netting twice in 18 outings, although the entire campaign proved a huge learning curve for the teenager.
Since the season ended, Parrott scored his first two international goals in Republic of Ireland’s victory in Andorra, and Stewart exclusively told Football FanCast that the best might yet still be to come:
“I’ll probably refer to what happened to Kane. Nobody thought he was going turn into the player, goalscorer and captain that he’s been because he was loaned out all over the place.
“I would loan him out this season and then make a call at the end of next season and there’s expectation around him, so I wouldn’t write him off.