One day after Troy Parrott faced off against MK Dons in a Tottenham Hotspur preseason friendly, he now putting on their shirt. Today, Spurs announced that Parrott has moved to the Dons on a season-long loan.
It’s a move that seems to have moved very quickly. The first reporting that Parrott was set for a move to Milton Keynes dropped this morning thanks to a tweet from Mike McGrath in the Telegraph. Hours later, there were photos snapped of Parrott at stadium:MK getting publicity photos taken ahead of the announcement.
Parrott has fallen a little bit down the hype train after a mixed series of loans last season — he spent the fall at Millwall where he picked up an early injury and barely played. He was recalled from the London club and then went back out down a division to League One with Ipswich, a much better situation.
MK Dons is also in League One this season, and while many might have wished for a Championship loan this has the opportunity to be a really good thing for Troy. MK Dons are in a situation where they’re crying out for a good striker — their top scorer, Cameron Jerome, left the club for Luton Town, and their next two best forwards from last season were loans who as of yet have not extended with the Dons for next season. This provides an excellent opportunity for Parrott to stretch his wings (lol), play a lot of minutes, and potentially score scads of goals.
Parrott heading out on loan also opens up opportunities for teenager Dane Scarlett, whom I understand is too young to head on loan himself but who might now get opportunities in the Europa Conference League.
Good luck to Troy — we’ll be watching his performances in Milton Keynes with great interest!