With Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy confirming this week that highly rated Tottenham Hotspur youngster Troy Parrott would get his senior international bow in their friendly tonight against New Zealand, fans are guaranteed to be watching on to see how our 17-year-old steps up to the plate and performs.
McCarthy naturally has high hopes for the youngster having tracked him through the youth setup, and he made an immediate impact with three goals in two games when he stepped up to their Under 21 set up during the last break, but there still needs to be an element of patience as he finds his feet, so whilst getting on the scoresheet would be fantastic for his confidence, few will be expecting that kind of impact.
With a number of comparisons to Robbie Keane already, he will be the Republic’s youngest debutant since Keane, so comparisons will only continue.
Over to you lad, good luck.
Spurs need to give this kid a chance!!
— Jobilinn (@Jobilinn) November 13, 2019
Looks like I’m watching Ireland on Thursday
— CaptainDarko???????? (@camzsavage) November 13, 2019
This boy needs to get on the pitch Prime Time for us now even if it means giving Harry some down time.
— WestSideSpurs (@topoi78) November 13, 2019
Troy Parrott starting for Ireland you say? ???????????????? #COYS
— aaron mann. (@aaronmannn) November 13, 2019
He's 100% ready to be our back up striker
— M4 (@THFC_M4) November 13, 2019
Good, about the only chance he will get this season ????????
— Tottenhamfan (@Ledley4king) November 13, 2019
Crazy how we keep getting linked to ‘strikers’ when this kid should be getting minutes instead.
— Tristan Powell (@TristanP84) November 13, 2019
Troy Parrott starting for Ireland tomorrow night this alone has me extremely happy
— Mark McFarlane (@MarkMcFarlane29) November 13, 2019
Will Parrott Make His Mark?
In Time, Be Patient