‘Low expectations’ – These Ipswich fans react as Spurs man makes loan move

Ipswich Town have signed 18-year-old striker Troy Parrott on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season.

The youngster spent the first half of the season on loan with Millwall in the Championship but found himself recalled earlier this month, only to be loaned out to Ipswich today. 14 outings and zero goals weren’t the return he had hoped for at the Den, where he was hampered by niggly injuries and poor form.

Ipswich have struggled for goals this season, with 27 from their 23 League One outings. leading scorer Gwion Edwards has hit just five, and they are in serious danger of dropping out of the promotion race altogether. Paul Lambert’s side are currently 11th, only four points off the top six, but 12 points shy of leaders Hull City.

Parrott, who is a Republic of Ireland international, made his Spurs debut last season as they were eliminated on penalties in the League Cup against Colchester United. He appeared three further times for his parent club, twice as a sub in the Premier League and once as they drew with Norwich in the FA Cup. This season he appeared just once for Millwall before November 21st, but did make another international appearance a few days before. He last turned out for the Lions in the FA Cup on January 23rd.

Ipswich fans have been quick to react to the signing, meeting it with a generally positive response, but also using it as a chance to have a bit of a pop at perhaps their most unpopular manager in living memory, or at least he seems to be to some sections of the support. A few Millwall and Spurs fans have also offered some insight, balancing the responses somewhat.

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  1. I would compare him to an 18 year old Harry Kane, might even be a little infront. Ripped it up for the youths just needs to find his confidence in that final touch at big boys football, gets in the right positions. Really is like a young Kane style wise, high hopes for him in the future, hope he can get the ball rolling for you guys.

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