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Troy Parrott Could Be For Tottenham What Marcus Rashford Became With Manchester United

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Troy Parrott Could Be For Tottenham What Marcus Rashford Became With Manchester United

Ian Wright has urged Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho to play Troy Parrott upfront and for good reason.

Spurs are currently going through a striker crisis with Harry Kane ruled out for three months with a hamstring pull.

Son Heung-Min has also been sidelined, leaving Mourinho with nearly no options at strike. Parrott was brought on late into injury time of the 2-3 Wolves defeat when it was far too late to make an impact. The front three of Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and Dele Alli failed to break down the Wanderers defence line fully.

“You are looking for a spark,” Wright said. “There have been a few mental mistakes, but they’ve got a young guy there, and you might as well throw him in and see if he is going to be able to help you out in this situation.

“He might nick a couple of goals, do a [Marcus] Rashford, do a Harry Kane, nick a couple of goals and before you know it, there’s a different style of play, because a couple of times today they had no-one up there.

“Dele Alli was trying to get there, Lucas Moura was trying to get there, but it kind of slowed the play up a bit, just have a look at Troy Parrott, man. Put Parrott in. I don’t know what three minutes is going to do for him. Give him 20 minutes, see what he can do. He only got three minutes, I was gutted for him.”

Mourinho admitted after the game that the youngster simply needs more time.

“He is not ready, he is not ready,” the boss insisted. “He’s a good kid, a good talent, he’s a kid we want to help. He’s a kid who needs help, not just on the pitch but outside the pitch. He’s a kid we’re going to take care of like we have since the beginning, and he’s a kid who is obviously going to have a real opportunity in the right moment when we feel it is the moment.”

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