Troy Parrott's loan move to Millwall promised big things but the Ireland striker has been frustrated by injury after joining the club on August 1. Unfortunately Parrott suffered another injury in his Millwall debut last night, a Carabao Cup tie against Burnley that Millwall lost 2-0.
Parrott had been sidelined for Millwall's first two Championship fixtures due to a quad injury suffered in a preseason match against Birmingham City. He was named to start up front for manager Gary Rowett last night. Unfortunately, according to his manager, he received a kick in the ankle from a defender, which meant he had to be subbed off at halftime.
'Troy got a kick on the ankle early on and he is a young lad, desperate to play and he has been devastated to be injured because he wants to play games,” Rowett said.
'You could see he was struggling movement-wise. He probably should have come off or I probably should have taken him off. It doesn’t look great, but we’ll see.
It's unclear how long Parrott will be sidelined for. The Belvedere product had been named in Stephen Kenny's first Ireland squad, but had to withdraw because of said quad injury. Millwall only have two fixtures scheduled before Ireland's massive Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia and if Parrott's injury is in any way serious, it's hard to see how he'll build the match fitness to be in Kenny's reckoning.
It does appear that Parrott has made a strong impression on his manager in his brief spell at the Den.
'He’s such an honest kid, who is desperate to score goals and do well for us.
'And he’s fitted in brilliantly with the group and worked incredibly hard, so it is more frustration from his point of view.
'He is a bright lad and it is disappointing so far we’ve not really had him available, but hopefully it is not too serious and he will be available soon.'