Troy Parrott will now play the remainder of the 2020-21 season with Ipswich Town after his Millwall loan spell was canceled.
Unfortunately, when he arrived at The Den that summer after Tottenham gave him the green light to leave to gain more experience in a first-team environment, the Irishman’s move through the capital did not go as originally planned.
Parrott sustained an ankle injury in September and didn’t make his league debut until November. In his 14 games in all competitions, he left Millwall without goals.
The 18-year-old didn’t even complete the full 90 minutes for the championship team in his last three league games and was an unused substitute in his last three league games before Spurs called him back and subsequently allowed him to join Ipswich.
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Though Millwall may not have seen the best of him on the court, manager Gary Rowett has stated that the youngster has done everything possible in his six months in SE16, with extra workouts and days off, to become a big hit for the Lions.
“It’s a mutual decision for everyone,” Rowett told the South London Press. “First and foremost, Troy fit in perfectly with the group. All the boys loved him.
“He worked so hard to take breaks in front of the goal. After the workouts, he did extra workouts and came to work on his days off. I don’t think he could have done more.
“Sometimes things just don’t fall for a player. I’m sure it didn’t work out the way he wanted, we wanted, or Tottenham wanted, but now he’s falling down a level and trying to get more playing time.
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“We’ll see if he has more chances, scores a few goals and uses what he has learned here to achieve a successful second half of the season.
“It got to a point where if he didn’t do so much and get that development time, that’s not good for Tottenham and certainly not for Troy. He goes with our blessings.
“I had a very good chat with Troy after our game. I hugged him tight and wished him well. He was a Millwall player and will be welcome here anytime.
“Sometimes it doesn’t work and everyone has to be honest and make the decision.”