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Troy Parrott returns to Tottenham desperate to impress manager Antonio Conte

Troy Parrott will return to Tottenham desperate to impress manager Antonio Conte after announcing himself on the international stage.

The 20-year-old striker met the Republic of Ireland earlier this month after spending what he hopes will be a breakthrough Ligue 1 season with MK Dons, in which he scored 10 goals in all competitions.

He carried that form into Ireland’s Nations League matches, capping off a fine individual performance with a assured 3-0 win over Scotland and impressing as Stephen Kenny’s men drew 1-1 with Ukraine to Lodz to bring down the curtain on a grueling race. four games in 11 days.

Tottenham’s Troy Parrott is looking to impress manager Antonio Conte in pre-season (Nigel French/PA)

Parrott’s time at Spurs to date has seen Mauricio Pochettino leave and Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo come and go as he tries to assert his claim but has been asked if he needs stability on that front for the do, he said, “I can’t control what happens there. It’s out of my hands.

“All I can do is try to impress anyone, and that’s what I fully intend to do when I return for pre-season.”

Parrott endured difficult loan spells at Millwall and Ipswich during the 2020-21 season, but thrived at Milton Keynes last campaign.

Whether his immediate future lies at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where England skipper Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have formed a formidable partnership, or in some other temporary move, he doesn’t know yet, but he’s confident he will. now points to the right. direction.

He said: “After two disappointing loans, it’s fair to say things are looking up for me and I’m on a bit of an upward trajectory. I just need to keep going, improve and give it my all.

“Going on loan is about playing men’s football and realizing what you have to do throughout a game, and I think I’ve matured a lot in the three loans I’ve had. I’m just glad it’s starting to click.

The Dubliner started three of Ireland’s four games and played a key role against the Scots, heading home attacking partner Michael Obafemi’s delicious pass to make it 2-0.

Kenny’s side came into this match after 1-0 defeats in Armenia and at home to Ukraine – Parrott was an unused substitute for the second game – prompting further sharpening of the knives, but the response reignited the optimism for the future.

The leader said: “People will see that we had a win and a draw in the two most difficult games – it shows the character of the team.

“We all believe in what we want to do. We all know the first two results weren’t good enough. We managed to turn the switch back on.