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Thursday 17 October 2019

Troy makes step up: No goals for Parrott on debut as Spurs crash out

 

DEBUT: Tottenham Hotspur’s Troy Parrott in action against Colchester last night. Photo: Action Images via Reuters
DEBUT: Tottenham Hotspur’s Troy Parrott in action against Colchester last night. Photo: Action Images via Reuters

Teen star Troy Parrott has given Mick McCarthy food for thought after he notched up his first team debut for Tottenham last night.

Parrott (17) became the first Irish player to line out for Spurs since Robbie Keane's exit in 2011 when he was handed a start in their League Cup tie away to Colchester United, although Spurs were beaten 4-3on penalties after the game ended in a scoreless draw.

The ex-Belvedere player didn't manage to score, missing the one chance that came his way in a tight game, and he was replaced after 66 minutes by Christian Eriksen.

Parrott scored three goals in two games for Ireland's U21 side earlier this month and while he was touted for the senior squad, boss McCarthy said that Parrott needed to get first team action with his club before he could be considered.

McCarthy names his squad on Monday for the Euro 2020 double header against Georgia and Switzerland.

Shane Long's hopes of a recall suffered a blow as he managed just seven minutes off the bench for Southampton away to Portsmouth, with Dubliner Michael Obafemi providing an assist in a 4-0 win.

Meanwhile, Parrott's U21 team-mate Caoimhín Kelleher is in line for his Liverpool debut tonight in their League Cup game away to MK Dons.

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