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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Looks well chuffed with that move 😂😂
— Richard Horrex (@richhorrex) February 1, 2021
Needed a striker in for backup so I’m not complaining, don’t really know much about him but his stats don’t read well. I hope he does well here
— Dan Harvey (@itfcdan01) February 1, 2021
Why do I have such h low expectations about this signing🙁
— Ian corbett (@Franklookalike) February 1, 2021
Welcome Troy… decide which flank you want, and then expect zero service, that’s how it works. Or you play as a 1 up front, also no service… ask Nors…
— Alan Cooke (@alancooke62) February 1, 2021
Lambert out pic.twitter.com/5JMOR6Kuge
— Brendon🥤🌪 (@brendonitfc) February 1, 2021
— Chris (@chrisabiannn) February 1, 2021
Lads I hope he does better for you than he did for us massive potential but wasn’t great for us 🤞🏼he can do it for you
— matt johns (@mattjohnsuk1) February 1, 2021
Absolutely pony. No league goals
— J (@JMillwall97) February 1, 2021