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04-04-2020 | 21:58 Football

What Republic of Ireland statement means for Troy Parrott and Tottenham

Troy Parrott might have more game time at the international stage next season after Stephen Kenny has been appointed as Republic of Ireland boss. Kenny was named as the country's U21 manager in November 2018 on the same day Mick McCarthy was appointed to take charge of the senior side once again. Parrott have impressed under Kenny for the U21 side in the past and was handed his senior bow by McCarthy in November for their friendly against New Zealand even though he had only appeared in one first-team match for Spurs. The 18-year-old started in the game in Dublin and provided an assist for their second goal. Spurs youngster was an unused substitute four days later for their qualifying match against Denmark, however, Parrott may once again find himself involved in the next squad thanks to his previous success with Kenny for the U21s. He scored four goals in four games under the ex-Dundalk head coach and is rated quite highly by the new manager of the senior squad. Speaking to Pundit Arena, back in July Kenny said of Parrott: "He’s very talented, he’s a very level headed young man, great humility, a very good attitude. "I think he’s very instinctive and creative and he sees things early and scores goal. "He’s not always conventional, he has a creative mind and he sees things other people don’t see and he’s a very cool and composed finisher. "He has good instincts around the box and good vision, I’d see them as his attributes." So Parrott will surely be in Kenny's thoughts as he looks to build a Republic of Ireland team who can qualify for major tournaments on a regular basis, even though he may struggle once again to get into the Spurs first team next season. Source-football.london

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