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PremierLeague-News.Com - Troy Parrott only managed two goals in his year away from Tottenham after difficult loan spells at both Millwall and Ipswich Town
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Troy Parrott brought the curtain down on his season away from Tottenham Hotspur in the best possible way on Sunday with a goal for Ipswich in their 3-1 victory over Fleetwood Town. A win that saw them clinch ninth position in the League One table, the Tractor Boys again missed out on a play-off berth after finishing five points adrift of Oxford United in the final place. Paul Cook will now make plans for the 2021/22 campaign as he looks to guide Ipswich back to the Championship but Parrott will head back to north London and see what's next in store for him in his promising career. Making quite a name for himself amongst Tottenham fans after netting goals for fun for the club's youngsters in the 2018/19 campaign, many expected Parrott to have an impact in the first team the following season. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Handed his senior bow in the shock Carabao Cup defeat against Colchester United by Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho, the Argentine's successor, then gave the frontman his Premier League debut at the start of December as he came on for the final few minutes in the drubbing of Burnley. Amid calls for Parrott's game time to be upped in wake of Harry Kane's hamstring injury, Mourinho refused to bow to the pressure of fans and claimed "he's not ready" when talking about the Republic of Ireland international after bringing him on for the final minute of the defeat against Wolves. Clearly needing a loan move to play regular first-team football in 2020/21, the 19-year-old was given the green light to depart and he headed across the capital to link up with Championship side Millwall. A move that could see him follow in Kane's footsteps after the Tottenham man's loan spell at The Den in 2012, an ankle injury sustained in the Carabao Cup defeat against Burnley in September meant his move just never really got going. Read More Related Articles Lord Alan Sugar reveals Daniel Levy conversation as he gives verdict on Tottenham board decision Read More Related Articles Tottenham Hotspur Stadium's 2021 NFL plans confirmed as London Games schedule revealed Starting in seven of his 11 appearances for Millwall in the Championship, Parrott's time at the club came to an early end at the start of February as he was recalled by Tottenham and subsequently sent out to League One Ipswich as he dropped down a division. While his time at Millwall may not have worked out as initially envisaged, manager Gary Rowett opened up on why it just didn't go to plan for the loanee in the capital. “It was his first loan. As an 18-year-old he missed quite a lot of games through injury,” he said, as reported by News At Den. “We knew that ability-wise he had it, but it was just whether he could get that fitness quickly and make an impact in what is a difficult division. “I think there are a lot of things Troy would have learned, from a tactical understanding of where Championship games are and what you need to do to create chances. Troy Parrott Millwall loan spell did not go to plan as Tottenham brought the move to an early end (Image: Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images) “But ultimately it hasn’t quite worked out for everybody and therefore the sensible thing is to find a solution that suits the player first and foremost, because he’s a young player that needs those minutes, and also for both clubs. “I think in the end it was a sensible approach and hopefully Troy, with what he gained in the group for the first six months of the season – bear in mind he missed about three months of it through injury – he’ll be able to take to Ipswich. “By moving a step down he might just have a little bit more time, more opportunities in the final third. And what we do know is that he’s a very good finisher. “We wish him nothing but the best. He was disappointed it didn’t work out as he had hoped but he gave it everything. “It’s been part of his development that hopefully he can use and be a success.” Read More Related Articles Norwich City star says exactly what next Tottenham manager wants to hear about Oliver Skipp Read More Related Articles Tottenham's remaining fixtures in Europa League race compared to West Ham, Liverpool and Everton Failing to net in his time at Millwall, Parrott would have to wait ten games to get off the mark at Ipswich as he scored an early winner against Plymouth Argyle. Certainly not helped in his quest to hit the ground running by his new club's poor form and a managerial change as Cook replaced Paul Lambert at the helm, the new boss opened up on what the player needed to work on when speaking after their 3-1 loss away at Gillingham in his first game in charge.
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. "I thought he worked ever so hard. But a lot of his work at times is misguided and done in the wrong areas and I think we really do lack partnerships on the pitch. "I’ve always been brought up in teams having left-back and left side of midfield, two centre-halves, two centre midfielders and those partnerships have to be allowed to flourish. "We are really mindful of the fact that Troy’s 18, we’ve got a young lad playing, the volume of games, so it’s important we factor everything in and we get people in the correct slots and where they’re looking to play."
Things improved in front of goal for Troy Parrott following his switch to Ipswich Town in February
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Finding himself in and out of the team under Cook as the new man looked to find a winning formula, Parrott finished his spell at Portman Road on Sunday with Ipswich's third of the afternoon against Fleetwood. The goals may not have flowed as many predicted during his season away from Tottenham but his experiences over the course of the season will only help him in his career going forward. Perhaps a disappointment that he only managed two goals in 32 appearances, Kane himself took a number of loan spells to help put him on track to become the player he is today for club and country. It's a big pre-season coming up for the player after his year away from north London and he will now return to Hotspur Way looking to catch the eye of Tottenham's next manager. A year is a long time in football and in that period Dane Scarlett has emerged as a first-team contender going forward after playing three times for Mourinho and taking his place on the bench in both the Premier League and Europa League on a number of occasions.
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An area of the pitch Spurs need to address this summer as they need to bring in another out-and-out striker on a permanent basis to compete with Kane, Scarlett's rise to prominence may well see him start the term as the club's third-choice striker. That in turn will give Parrott another opportunity to move away on loan to help his development and that's probably what he needs after a tough year away from Tottenham. The club ideally need to find the right loan move for the youngster, as was the case with Oliver Skipp going to Norwich City, and that will hopefully only benefit the club later down the line. Dubbed by many as Kane's long-term successor at Tottenham, fans may have to wait a little while longer before they see Parrott doing what he does best in the first team.
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