Gary Rowett has showered Troy Parrott in praise after the Tottenham-owned striker made his first Championship start for Millwall.
The Republic of Ireland international is currently on a season-long loan at The Den, which is where Harry Kane spent some time on loan in 2012.
Parrott only played for an hour as Rowett admitted he was wary of suffering more injuries in attack. However, the ex-Derby boss still seemed very pleased with what he saw.
London News Online quote him as saying: ‘He was bright. For an 18-year-old player to make his league debut, I thought he was excellent. He showed what great vision he’s got, his link play was good. I’d have liked him to maybe get a little bit higher at times.’
The 18-year-old is still searching for his first Millwall goal, and while his overall display last night was solid, he didn’t threaten Rafael’s goal too much.
According to SofaScore, the teenager failed to have a shot against the Royals.
However, Parrott did do well in his individual battles, winning three ground duels and one aerial duel.
The Tottenham academy graduate also won two tackles, and drew a freekick from Reading.
Impressively, the prodigious talent also recorded two key passes, showcasing that ‘great vision’ which Rowett touched upon.
Parrott is very highly-rated at Spurs having netted a remarkable 17 goals in 15 games for Tottenham’s Under-18 side.
Following his move up into the Under-19 ranks, the Irishman continued his fine form with nine goals in nine games.