Promising young Irish player Troy Parrott still hopes to make the biggest step forward in his career by playing with Tottenham's first squad.
The Dublin native is currently on his fourth loan spell away from Spurs. He has failed to impress with his three last teams with playing his best season last year with MK Dons. Scoring only nine goals in 43 games, his season was far from being excellent.
Parrott is now with Championship side Preston North End and he is slowly getting back to his level after sustaining a serious injury at the beginning of the season.
Return from injury
In October, Troy Parrott injured his hamstring after celebrating his first league goal against Norwich.
He came back in style as he scored his second league goal on his first start since his return from injury. Parrott scored an equalising penalty in a 1-1 draw against Luton. He is now back up to hundred percent of his capacities - but he has admitted that his time on the sideline was tough to bear:
It's been tough at times because when I came back I just wanted to go straight away and get back into the team but obviously I had a talk with the manager and the physios and settle it down a bit. It was so that I could fully recover and get back up to match speed the right way and not rush straight back into it, so that was tough.
Parrott has been patient and he finally believes that from now on he can do "whatever he's asked to do":
I was out for a long time so I just wanted to come back and play straight away. Now, I'm 100% so I can play 60, I can play 90, I can play whatever I'm asked to do.
Troy Parrott's ambitions
Parrott has reassured Preston fans by saying that his focus for this season remains to perform well in the Championship with the Lancashire side. He knows that there are still plenty of chances for him to score until the end of this season:
I've had chances and I believe I'll get more before the season ends, it's just about putting them in the goal now
However, even though his current goal is to play well in the remaining games with Preston, his long term objective is to play for the Spurs:
I hope I have a future at Tottenham, I've always said that's where I want to play.
Parrott is aware that this might not happen next year and that's the reason why he takes everything as it comes. He will wait until summer to see what will be the best choice for his career.