Troy Parrott’s been enjoying a pretty good start to life on loan with Championship side Millwall. In fact, he’s played in Millwall’s first two preseason matches and has scored in both of them. Here’s what he did yesterday while Spurs were playing against Birmingham City. Not how super not-impressed Millwall’s social team seems to be of the goal.
As we reported earlier, Parrott also earned his third call-up to the Ireland national team for the upcoming Nations League matches next week. With a number of young Irish stars on the roster, he looked likely to earn his second cap, as well.
But because we apparently can’t have nice things (and neither can Troy), that won’t happen. Parrott has withdrawn from the Ireland squad after picking up an injury in that same Millwall friendly.
Squad Update | @Seani_Maguire_ joins squad— FAIreland ⚽️ (@FAIreland) August 30, 2020
Troy Parrott has been ruled out of the squad through injury so the @pnefc striker has been called up for the Bulgaria and Finland fixtures#COYBIG #BULIRL pic.twitter.com/w591nGXExw
I didn’t see the match but according to Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, Parrott pulled up from a run late in the game and was experiencing a “tight muscle” that made him a doubt. Now, it’s no longer a doubt.
“He has travelled this morning and will have a scan in the afternoon to see the extent of it. He just pulled up with a tight muscle. It’s a short space of time so we’ll have to see how it is.”
It’s a shame. This is one of those rare situations where you’d actually WANT a Tottenham player to get minutes with their international side, because the more minutes Troy can get the better he’s probably going to be. There’s no information about how bad an injury it is — Kenny’s comments don’t make it sound too bad, but that’s why they have things like “scans” and “medical professionals.”
Hopefully Parrott’s wings won’t be clipped for too long. He could use a monster season so he can step into his rightful place as heir-apparent to Harry Kane.