Tottenham youth prospect Troy Parrott set for his first cap for Ireland

Dublin-born youngster Troy Parrott shows off massive potential scoring four times against Red Star Belgrade in Tottenham Hotspur’s assertive 9-2 win. Boosting promotion claims to Tottenham’s Premier League team and up for consideration to cap his first game for Ireland.

The 17-teen-year old striker has dazzled fans while playing with Stephen Kenny’s U-21 side in recent months. Gaining attention from Irish manager McCarthey after numerous goal-scoring displays. U-21 teammate Aaron Connolly has already gained the step up, playing against Georgia and Switzerland.

Parrott looks ready for the step-up vs New Zealand in the upcoming month, “We have monitored Troy’s form and progress all season and New Zealand could be the ideal chance to have a look at him at senior international level,” McCarthy said.

Speaking with FAI’s scouting report the discussion surrounding Parrott also brought up the conversation of QPR’s Ryan Manning. McCarthy commented, “I know Ryan started his career as a central midfielder but he played both as a left-back and as a left-sided wing-back against Reading on Tuesday and he did well.” 

Over the span of three weeks, Ireland has looked tempted by youth prospects within Stephen Kennys U21 side. Following the 2020 euros, Kenny will replace McCarthy as the Ireland manager. With his U21s being promoted now could be a great start to his managerial career for Ireland before it has already started.

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