Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has tipped on-loan Millwall striker Troy Parrott to have a big season with the club, after making his return from injury for the Republic of Ireland’s Under 21s this week.
Parrott joined Millwall on a season-long loan from Spurs back in the summer transfer window, but has so far been restricted to just one appearance in the EFL Cup due to injury.
However, Parrott produced an impressive display for the Republic of Ireland’s Under 21s earlier this week, earning himself a call-up to the senior side for their Nations League clash with Bulgaria on Wednesday night.
Now, Robinson is optimistic that Parrott can build on that international success when he returns to club business at the end of this week.
Giving his reaction to Parrott’s recent progress with the Republic of Ireland, the ex-England international told Football Insider: “Hopefully he will kick on from here. The reason he went there was to play because he was a bit-part player at Spurs last season.
“Parrott has joined Millwall to get Championship experience under a fantastic manager in Gary Rowett. What he has done at Millwall has been outstanding and that is without Troy Parrott.”
Robinson would now like to see Parrott enjoy some more regular senior football with Millwall, and was full of praise for the 18-year-old’s decision to go out on loan, as he went on to add: “You would like to think that he is nearly back to full fitness after getting that runout with the Under-21s. Hopefully we can see him playing regularly to Millwall in the next few weeks.
“He could have stayed at Spurs this season and with all of the competitions he would have got game time at some point.
“But I think it was a great decision to send him out on loan but it has not been the ideal start because of the injury. I think he will kick on and start playing regularly now.”
It will certainly be a big boost for Millwall if and when they are able to get Parrott back to action.
The young striker does seem to be close to full fitness, judging by his experience during the international break, and you can understand why Millwall will want him back as soon as possible.
Parrott has already shown just how much potential he has with the brief outings he has got, so you feel he could offer Gary Rowett’s side a big left in the battle for a top-six spot.
Indeed, the fact he is willing to go out on loan and battle for a first-team place in the Championship is testament to his commitment to playing regularly, and as Robinson says, should serve him well further down the line in his career.