Report suggests when Spurs loanee Troy Parrott could return to action from ankle injury
Tottenham Hotspur loanee Troy Parrott is closing in on a return from injury, Millwall manager Gary Rowett has confirmed, with the Evening Standard suggesting the Spurs striker could return after the international break.
Parrott, one of the Tottenham academy’s brightest graduates in recent years, swapped North London for Southeast London in the summer, linking up with the Lions on a season-long deal, and he looked bright in pre-season.
However, the 18-year-old has played just 45 minutes for Millwall, in the League Cup loss to Burnley on 23 September, missing games beforehand due to an ankle injury, which he re-aggravated during the 2-0 defeat to the Clarets.
On Tuesday, Rowett announced ahead of their Championship match against Norwich City that their other on-loan striker, Kenneth Zohore, is set to miss the next two months after picking up a calf injury, and commented on Parrott too.
“When you think about the likes of Troy Parrott and Ken Zohore, you’re hoping they could be the difference in the final third for us – or at least some very good Championship options,” he told the Evening Standard.
“Both have been unavailable, pretty much, for the games. Troy isn’t far off but to lose Ken for that period of time – particularly after he performed so well at Preston – we’re going to have to crack on without him for the time being.”
While Rowett didn’t specify when Parrott would be back, the Evening Standard suggested he could make a return after the international break, with the Lions hosting Cardiff City on 21 November.
Parrott got off to a flyer for Millwall in pre-season, with two goals in his first two games, but sadly, injuries have left him on the sidelines for almost the entirety of their campaign so far.
Millwall scored the least amount of Championship goals in the top half of the table last season and finished just short of the playoffs, hence the need for more firepower.
Luckily, the Lions have got the campaign off to a bright start, sitting seventh with 15 points from nine games, so Parrott will hopefully help them build on this springboard.
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