BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Millwall manager Gary Rowett has revealed why he was happy to let Tottenham take control of Troy Parrott’s recovery from ankle ligament damage.
The 18-year-old striker is on a season-long loan at The Den but picked up an injury on his debut last month in an EFL Cup defeat to Burnley.
Parrott is due to link back up with Millwall today.
Rowett said: “After the initial scan, when we knew it was around a six-week injury, we had a chat with Troy, the physio and medical department. We all felt it was probably best he goes back to Tottenham because of their facilities and manpower.
“They could almost give him one-to-one attention. It is more important he comes back in a position that he at least limits his chances of being re-injured.
“We’re probably looking at the next international break for when he will realistically be back, another seven or eight games down the line. That will give him a window to have a couple of friendlies and up his match fitness.
“It will be very nice to have him back because some of our plans revolved around Troy and the characteristics that he’d bring to the team – particularly in a 5-2-3 formation.”
Parrott missed the start of the campaign due to a quad strain.
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