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Troy Parrott To Travel With Tottenham First Team

2018 UEFA European Under 17 Championship Group C, St. George's Park, Burton, England 11/5/2018 Bosnia & Herzgovina vs Republic of Ireland Troy Parrott of the The Republic of Ireland celebrates his goal with team mates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker

Republic of Ireland underage star, Troy Parrott, has been called up to travel with the Tottenham first team to their clash with Leicester this evening, according to a report in the Irish Independent.  

Although the Dubliner is not expected to make the bench for the Premier League meeting, the gesture from Mauricio Pochettino shows the esteem he is held in by the club.

The 16-year-old has featured for both the Tottenham U23 and U19 side, scoring two goals for the latter team against Leicester City earlier this week, while he has also trained with the senior side.

He received huge attention for the tremendous goal he scored against Inter Milan in their UEFA Youth League game last month to level the game.

Parrott starred for Ireland at the U17 European Championships earlier this year, earning himself a promotion to the U19 side. He scored four goals for Tom Mohan’s side in the first phase of their UEFA European Championship Elite Round qualifiers.

Parrott has already been mentioned as a strong prospect by newly appointed U21 boss, Stephen Kenny, who will succeed Mick McCarthy as the senior manager in 2020.

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