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Troy Parrott signs off on MK Dons loan with play-off semi-final goal

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Troy Parrott scores play-off semi-final goal.

Troy Parrott signed off on his successful stint at MK Dons with a goal in the club’s League One play-off semi-final second leg against Wycombe Wanderers.

While the header ultimately wasn’t enough to get the Dons to Wembley, with Wycombe winning 2-1 on aggregate, the Republic of Ireland striker will have savoured finding the net in a match of such significance.

Troy Parrott fights to the end.

The only goal of the second leg came on 26 minutes, as Parrott measured a cross from Hiram Boateng before looping a header over David Stockdale and into the net, much to the joy of the majority of the 13,000 people in the stadium.

On another night, the Dubliner could have added to his tally, but saw a number of chances go wide or over as Liam Manning’s side searched for that all-important second goal.

In stoppage time, Parrott also forced Stockdale into a save, and Ireland boss Stephen Kenny can take great heart in how the 20-year-old fought to the end, along with his teammates.

Troy Parrott’s successful loan spell.

His season at MK Dons has been Parrott’s third loan away from Tottenham Hotspur and without doubt his most successful one, after underwhelming stints at both Millwall and Ipswich Town.

He has found the back of the et eight times in 41 appearances in the league, with 34 of those being starts.

Parrott has been in particularly good form since the turn of the year, scoring some big goals in MK Dons’ race for automatic promotion to the Championship, which ultimately ended with them finishing third and entering the play-offs.

The youngster’s good spell of home came during a spring in which he also scored his first home goal for the senior international side, firing in a last-gasp winner in an Aviva Stadium friendly against Lithuania back in March.

What next for the Ireland youngster?

While Kenny is sure to be pleased with Parrott’s form, the same could be said for Spurs boss Antonio Conte, as uncertainty still surrounds the future of Harry Kane.

If Kane does remain in North London, Parrott would have few better mentors as he looks to take his game to the next level.

Spurs will also be looking to progress as a whole next term, meaning that there is still a possibility that Parrott heads out for another loan in order to aid his development.

Having impressed so much at League One level in recent months, perhaps a top-end Championship, or even a Premier League side, will be willing to take a punt on a player with undoubted talent.

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