Troy Parrott will return to Millwall’s Calmont Road training ground on Friday as he steps up his recovery from a recent ankle injury.
Parrott, whose on a season-long loan from Tottenham, has endured a tough start to his stint in SE16 and has been restricted to just one competitive appearance for the Lions.
Initially, the teenager picked up a muscle problem in pre-season which saw him miss Millwall’s opening two Championship matches.
However, Parrott returned at the end of September in time to start Millwall’s EFL Cup tie against Burnley, but his rotten luck continued early in the third-round contest as he suffered a nasty ankle problem. Eager to impress, the striker played on, before he was replaced at half-time with ankle ligament damage.
Parrott hasn’t featured since, although the Lions boss admitted that the on-loan Spurs frontman is nearing a return in the coming weeks.
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“Troy comes back in Friday but he’s still a few weeks away,” Rowett told NewsatDen.
You can almost sense Parrott’s frustrations. It’s his first opportunity to play regular first-team football and injures are currently getting the better of him.
However, there does appear light at the end of the tunnel, and although the Irishman is likely to miss Millwall’s next five or six Championship matches, the trip to Norwich City in early November would be a good target for him to return.