Troy Parrott is hoping he can have a successful loan at Millwall – just like Tottenham star Harry Kane.
The Lions confirmed a season-long stay for the 18-year-old Republic of Ireland international today.
And Kane was the same age when he came to The Den from Spurs – and has cited that spell as a key stage in his development.
A number of other clubs wanted Parrott but the Dublin-born forward has opted for South London.
“Hopefully I have a good experience and follow in the footsteps he [Kane] did – going back and playing in the Premier League,” said Parrott. “At this time  he chose Millwall and it was the right decision for him at the time.
“Hopefully I can really buy into it for the season I’m here.”
Brighton midfielder Jayson Molumby, who has played in the same age groups as Parrott for Ireland, also endorsed the Lions. He spent the last campaign with Gary Rowett’s side.
“I’ve spoken to Jayse a lot and he told me it’s an amazing club,” said Parrott. “He loved every second of it and I’ve seen how well he has done.
“I spoke to Gary and straight away I felt I had a good connection with him. I feel like I’m going to enjoy the way he plays and coaches. Just missing out on the play-offs, it shows how good the team is.
“Hopefully I can help us push for the play-offs, or even promotion.”
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