Troy Parrott joins Millwall on season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur

Sat, Aug 01 2020

Irish international Troy Parrott has joined Championship side Millwall on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur. He will join the lions for the 2020/2021 season.

The 18-year-old striker will spend a season on loan at the Den after impressing at both club and international level. Parrot earned his first international cap against New Zealand last November.

He told the club’s website "I'm buzzing to get straight into things; I'm really looking forward to it.

"The crowd, the club itself - I've heard a lot of good things. When I've watched games, the littlest of things gets them going, and I want to be a part of something like that.”

He added: "It's not hard to see from the outside that all the fans are looking for is someone to give 100% every game. When I was growing up playing football, that was the player I always was, so I feel as though I can fit it very well. I'm really excited to get going, work hard and give everything for the fans."

"I'm really grateful to Spurs for letting me go out on loan and get some regular football. Hopefully I can improve a lot whilst at Millwall."

Millwall boss Gary Rowett called the loan signing of Parrott “a really important signing for us and I'm pleased to get it over the line."

"There were a lot of clubs in The Championship, and beyond, who wanted Troy - that's how highly he is regarded. We're pleased that Tottenham, and Troy himself, chose us as the preferred option.”

Rowett praised Parrott by saying "he's got lots of ability, that extra bit of quality we're looking for - especially in his finishing - and he is mobile, hungry, aggressive and athletic. I think he's got a little bit of everything. But, he's a young player, and like any, you might not see that straight away.”

"We'll have to work with him throughout the season. He can play anywhere in the front three areas, which is important to us to add goals, flexibility and options in those types of positions. We'll have to be patient with him, though - he'll have some really strong parts but also some dips. We'll do our work and see him through it. Hopefully he can have a real impact."