Troy Parrott’s had it kind of rough thus far in his high profile Championship loan at Millwall this season. The young Tottenham Hotspur forward started out super brightly in preseason, scoring in consecutive matches, but quickly picked up a couple of injuries near the beginning of the season. His only regular season minutes thus far was 45 minutes in the 2-0 League Cup loss to Burnley, a match where he re-aggravated his ankle injury, was obviously hobbled, and was subbed off at halftime.
However, there’s good news for Troy, even as it comes courtesy of bad news for Millwall. According to the Evening Standard, Troy could return to Millwall’s lineups as soon as after the November 14-15 international break. That’s good, because Millwall needs him — manager Gary Rowett announced today ahead of their Championship league match against Norwich that their other on-loan striker, Kenneth Zohore, is set to miss the next two months after picking up a calf injury.
Here’s Rowett on Zohore and Parrott’s injury situation:
“When you think about the likes of Troy Parrott and Ken Zohore, you’re hoping they could be the difference in the final third for us – or at least some very good Championship options. Both have been unavailable, pretty much, for the games.
“Troy isn’t far off but to lose Ken for that period of time – particularly after he performed so well at Preston – we’re going to have to crack on without him for the time being.”
Millwall are likely going to try to bridge the gap between now and when Troy’s ready to play again by using some combination of 28-year old forward Mason Bennett, who has been one of Millwall’s primary forwards but who hasn’t yet scored a goal this season, or one of their wide attackers out of position. But this does mean that when Troy’s available, he’s going to be given a chance to impress. That’s great news for Troy, as it means minutes, and minutes are what he needs at this level if he’s going to crack Tottenham’s first team in the next year or two.