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Troy Parrott’s Championship debut is ‘not far away’, the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s Millwall manager has suggested.

Parrott has played just 45 minutes of League Cup football since joining Millwall on loan from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

The teenager’s ongoing absence is down to a quad injury, which saw him return to Spurs for rehab earlier in the campaign.

But the Lions boss Gary Rowett is hopeful of a return to action for Parrott after the upcoming international break, providing he is used ‘sensibly’ by the Republic of Ireland.

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“Troy went back for the first few weeks because we felt that was the best course to get him a really good start in terms of his rehab, with the facilities Tottenham have got,” Rowett said, as quoted by News at Den, this week.

“Troy’s not far away. He’ll probably go away with Ireland and let’s hope they use him sensibly because he hasn’t trained very much.

“Hopefully whatever happens he gets back from that and is in a much better position to play for us.”

Getting Parrott back fit has suddenly become even more paramount for Millwall after the loss of another loan striker, Kenneth Zohore, who is expected to be out until December.

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Parrott is highly thought of at Tottenham, who have used him four times at senior level and gave him a new three-year contract in February.

The Dubliner arrived at Spurs’ academy from Belvedere FC in 2017 and is on his first loan spell away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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