While many footballers are looking forward to well deserved down time at this stage of the year, Troy Parrott probably wishes that the season didn't end when it did.
The Dubliner was in exquisite form for MK Dons over the second half of the campaign, including in their League One play-off loss to to Wycombe Wanderers last month. He would carry that into the international setup this month, scoring in Ireland's win over Scotland and putting in a few excellent performances.
However, the player's future looks rather uncertain at the moment.
A piece in The Athletic earlier this year suggested that parent club Spurs no long necessarily view the Irishman as a first team prospect, with Antonio Conte having had little to no contact with the striker since his appointment as manager.
Despite this, the 20-year old is already looking forward to getting back to London in the coming weeks.
Troy Parrott hoping to impress Antonio Conte
With pre-season a chance for players to play their way into the thoughts of their manager ahead of the campaign, Troy Parrott is hoping to do just.
He admits that he is uncertain where he will play his football this season, but he is hoping to catch Antonio Conte's eye when he returns to the club.
I can’t control what goes on there. That’s out of my hands.
All I can do is try to impress whoever is there, and that’s what I fully intend on doing when I go back there for pre-season.
After two disappointing loans, it is fair to say that things are looking up for me and I am on a bit of an upward trajectory. I just need to keep that going, keep improving and keep giving it all.
Going on loan is for playing men’s football and realising what you have to do throughout a game, and I think I have matured a lot over the three loans that I’ve had. I am just happy that it is starting to click.
There is sure to be plenty of interest in Troy Parrott this summer, with a number of Championship clubs likely to enquire about the possibility of taking him on loan. A temporary move to the continent could also be an option, with Spurs having displayed a willingness to send players to European clubs in the recent past.
Having seen his development stagnate during difficult spells at the likes of Millwall and Ipswich Town, the youngster will certainly be very careful in picking his next destination.