Former Ipswich Town midfielder David Norris has given his verdict on Troy Parrott’s loan spell with the Tractor Boys so far during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker was loaned out to the League One side back in February after failing to make much of an impact during his previous temporary spell this season with Millwall in the Championship.
However the youngster’s shortfalls in front of goal have refused to go away since making the move to Portman Road and as a result the teenager has only found the back of the net once in 15 games for his new side as he continues to suffer a crisis of confidence.
With the player set to return to Spurs in the summer, he faces a summer of uncertainty over whether he will be handed a chance to impress in North London or not.
Speaking to Football League World recently about Parrott, Norris was quick to offer his assessment of the situation:
“It’s a difficult one because you go from the Premier League to League One and it’s a different ball game. And so, you know, it’s not worked out for him. I mean one goal in 15 is not great. It’s not what Spurs would have hoped and it’s not what the lad would have hoped.
“It’ll be a good learning experience for him, no matter what league he plays in, getting those different experiences will help him. Being in a struggling team won’t have helped him either. I do know that they speak highly of him though, so it’s a tough one to call, you know, to see what will happen with him longer term.
“Remember, Harry Kane went out in a lot of loan moves. Before he eventually, you know, got a chance, so it might be that they put him in and see if he sinks or swims.
“But I think I’m probably more going along the lines of I’m not sure he’s going to cut it in the Premier League.”