Wednesday 22 January 2020

Jose's Troy call

Parrott to play in FA Cup but ‘too soon’ to replace Kane

Tottenham and Ireland striker Troy Parrott. Photo: Sportsfile
Tottenham and Ireland striker Troy Parrott. Photo: Sportsfile

Irish strikers Troy Parrott and Adam Idah will use an FA Cup outing this weekend to try and move up the Premier League ladder.

But while Spurs boss Jose Mourinho may call on Parrott (17) for tomorrow's Cup tie away to Middlesbrough, he says the Dubliner that he needs to commit his future to Spurs before he can be considered as a replacement for the injured Harry Kane.

"I think it's too soon," said Mourinho, who is aware that Parrott has been linked with a number of Bundelsliga clubs.

"I think one thing is potential and another thing is the conditions to express potential and I think he needs time.

"Next step is for him to sign a new contract in the long-term because at this club we care about our young players. He could play against Middlesbrough.

"At age of 17, I don't think it's good to go on loan to the Championship or another country."

Cork player Idah (18) made his Premier League debut for Norwich in midweek and with a number of strikers missing, he could start in today's Cup tie away to Preston.

"Adam Idah is our only natural striker who is fit and available who has played two minutes, or something, in the Premier League," says City manager Daniel Farke.

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