'He Worked Ever So Hard. But A Lot Of His Work At Times Is Misguided'

'He Worked Ever So Hard. But A Lot Of His Work At Times Is Misguided'

Troy Parrott made his eighth appearance for Ipswich at the weekend, playing 68 minutes as his side lost 3-1 away to Gillingham.

It was Ipswich's first game with new manager Paul Cook in charge. The former Sligo Rovers boss was announced as Paul Lambert's replacement last week.

Though Parrott is yet to score since joining the League One side on loan from Spurs, those at the club have been impressed with his performances.

"I thought Troy Parrott was probably nearly just about our best player on the day," Cook is quoted as saying by following the weekend's game.

"I thought he worked ever so hard. But a lot of his work at times is misguided and done in the wrong areas and I think we really do lack partnerships on the pitch.

"I’ve always been brought up in teams having left-back and left side of midfield, two centre-halves, two centre midfielders and those partnerships have to be allowed to flourish.


"We are really mindful of the fact that Troy’s 18, we’ve got a young lad playing, the volume of games, so it’s important we factor everything in and we get people in the correct slots and where they’re looking to play.

"At the minute we have a couple of imbalances in the team. That’s not a criticism of anybody or what’s gone on [before], it’s just the fact that what we’re searching for at the minute is that magic formula that will see us have a team that performs well, plays well and wins a game."

Ipswich currently sit eighth in League One, two points outside the playoff places.

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