On-loan Tottenham striker set to feature for Millwall in EFL Cup tie against Burnley

Troy Parrott is set to make his Millwall debut in Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie against Burnley – provided he comes through training okay in the next couple of days.

The on-loan Tottenham striker has been out with a quad injury sustained in pre-season.

But Lions manager Gary Rowett admits he toyed with the idea of including Parrott in his matchday squad for Saturday’s 1-0 win at Rotherham United.

“Troy trained Friday. If he gets through today and tomorrow then he’ll be involved against Burnley, which will be really positive for us.

“I was tempted on Saturday to take him with us, should I need him in the last 10-15 minutes to get us a goal. He has got that quality and goalscoring instincts. But we felt it was safer just to wait and give him a little more training exposure. That’s what we did.

“It’s going to take him a few games to get up to speed. Not only has he missed quite a lot of games last season but he has also not played yet in the Championship and he’s missed a little of pre-season. So it’s going to take him a little bit of time.

“But having him available will be fabulous.”


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