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Millwall manager Gary Rowett has said that he does not plan to send Troy Parrott back to Tottenham Hotspur, as quoted in LondonNewsOnline.

Rowett has raved about Parrott, who joined Championship club Millwall on loan from Premier League outfit Tottenham in the summer of 2020.

A report last month claimed that Spurs are considering recalling the young striker from his loan spell at the Lions in January.

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Rowett said about Parrott, as quoted in LondonNewsOnline: “He’s had his injuries which were frustrating and disappointing after such a strong pre-season. He’s been involved in 90 per cent of the games, when he has been fit.

“There are areas I’ve been pleased with and there are other areas, which I’ve spoken to him about, where I think he can improve his game. But he is a young player – we want to work with him and give him a season in the Championship that was always going to be a challenge for an 18-year-old.

“He’s a very, very good player and we know he is going to improve as the season goes on and he’s going to do what he needs to do to hopefully go back and challenge to be in Tottenham’s team. That was always the intention for me – nothing has changed. As far as I’m concerned there isn’t really any substance to the stories.”

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Troy Parrott at Millwall

Much was expected of Parrott when he joined Millwall on loan from Tottenham in the summer of 2020.

The Republic of Ireland international was expected to make an immediate impact at the Championship club, but things have not turned out that way.

The striker has had quad and ankle injuries, and the 18-year-old has yet to establish himself as a key figure in the team.

However, Rowett’s aforementioned comments show that he rates Parrott highly, and perhaps in the coming weeks and months, he will get to play more.

According to WhoScored, Parrott has made five starts and four substitute appearances in the Championship for Millwall so far this season.

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