Ipswich Town have signed Troy Parrott on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season. The 18-year-old striker spent the first half of the season at Championship side Millwall before being recalled by his parent club.
The Republic of Ireland forward will wear the number 40 shirt during his time at Portman Road.
Ipswich Town Sign Troy Parrott on Loan From Tottenham Hotspur
Parrott Hoping for a Better Spell
Parrott’s time at Millwall will be one he’d like to forget. The teenage striker failed to score in 14 appearances for The Lions after a series of niggling injuries restricted his game time.
The forward, who has been a consistent scorer in Spurs’ youth structure, was recalled by the Premier League side just days ago, before being sent back out on loan for the rest of the season.
Parrott signed for Ipswich this morning before training with his new teammates ahead of this weekend’s fixture against Blackpool, where he could make his debut.
Ipswich Struggling for Attacking Firepower
Ipswich will be hoping the arrival of Parrott will add an extra weapon to Paul Lambert‘s attacking arsenal, which has been underwhelming so far this season. The Tractor Boys lie 11th in League One and have tallied 27 goals in 23 games, with their top scorer Gwion Edwards registering on just five occasions.
Parrott will be hoping to be the answer that Ipswich are looking for, as the teenager continues to search for his first league goal in professional football.
Republic of Ireland U21 manager Jim Crawford said Parrott needs to be patient to discover his best form and realise his potential.
“I just think Troy needs a goal to kick on,” he said. “He is a fantastic talent, an unbelievable finisher, but he’s still a young boy. We’ve got to give him time. Troy has to work hard at his game, listen to the coaches he’s working with to develop and reach his full potential.”