Millwall have been dealt a frustrating injury blow recently, with news emerging that Troy Parrott is set for a short spell in the treatment room.
The forward signed on loan from Spurs earlier this year, but has only made one appearance for the Lions so far, with injuries limiting his involvement in Gary Rowett’s squad.
Parrott is set to see a specialist over his latest injury problem, with an official diagnosis yet to be made.
Speaking in a recent interview (quotes sourced from News at Den), Millwall boss Gary Rowett has admitted that they are looking into the transfer market, and wouldn’t rule out a move for another striker.
“We’re looking at every market anyway. As I’ve said previously my job is to see where we can strengthen and add value in those areas.
“When you’ve not scored as many goals as you’d like then of course those areas tend to get more focus.”
Rowett went on to reveal that the striking area is something that they’re looking at strengthening, but insisted that there isn’t a ‘mad rush’ to get a deal over the line.
“I would imagine every single Championship club out there is thinking, ‘can we get another striker? Can we get another winger?’. That’s where your goals are and that’s what wins you games.
“We’re looking, but it’s out of choice, it’s not as if all of a sudden there’s a mad rush to do that. It’s an area that we’re looking at different ways to strengthen and be more creative, so we’ll continue to do that until the parting shot.”
Millwall are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on Swansea City, in what is certain to be a tricky test for the Lions.
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I think they’ll be able to cope without him for a few weeks.
Luckily for Millwall, the international break is set to come at the ideal time, so that gives them less matches to not have Parrott available for selection.
It’s not a good way to start his first loan spell away from Spurs though, and he’ll be eager to return to full fitness at the earliest of opportunities to showcase his talent.
Millwall have strong options in attack though, and I don’t expect them to sign another striker in Parrott’s absence in the summer transfer window.