Some notes on Spurs loanee Troy Parrott’s performance against Blackpool:

Spurs youngster Troy Parrott (19) made his debut for loan club Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon, less than a week after joining the League One club on loan from Spurs. The Republic of Ireland international completed 69 minutes of their league game with Blackpool at Portman Road, a game which Ipswich won 2-0, while Parrott made a positive impression on his debut. Starting the game as an out and out centre forward either side of Luke Thomas and Freddie Sears in a 4-3-3 formation, Parrott was involved in some good passages of play during his time on the pitch. The Dubliner’s first involvement in Saturday’s game came early on in the match, after full-back Myles Kenlock played the ball through to Parrott down the left flank, and Parrott managed to stay onside, before travelling forward with the ball. He then went into the Blackpool penalty area before cleverly passing the ball into the feet of a teammate who had made a run down the left side of the box, but the first touch of the Ipswich player let him down, and the ball ended up going behind for a goal kick. Parrott was involved in a good Ipswich break forward not long afterwards, before then spraying a good pass out to teammate Luke Thomas who managed to control the ball out on the right flank. Blackpool had the better chances during the opening stages of the game, but Ipswich did look good when they had the ball in the final third. After receiving a pass from Alan Judge, Parrott passed the ball to Luke Thomas on the edge of the Blackpool box, he let it run into the box before seeing his eventual effort go wide of the goal.

Parrott looked good on the ball during the opening stages of the game and he was pressing the opposing teams players well. Ipswich defender Mark McGuinness’ long ball forward to Parrott was well controlled by the centre-forward, before he slipped a nice pass through to Freddie Sears who finished beyond Blackpool goalkeeper Christopher Maxwell from inside the penalty area, but unfortunately he was offside and the goal didn’t count, but Ipswich took the lead not long afterwards, just before half-time. And the home side started the second half really well by scoring their second goal of the game in the 49th minute as Parrott continued to work really well off the ball, and also make some good forward runs. A long ball through to Parrott from Alan Judge was met by the Spurs man, who after managing to get in front of defender Marvin Ekpiteta, Parrott knocked the ball beyond the outrushing goalkeeper Christopher Maxwell down the left flank, but he ended up fouling Troy and being shown a yellow card. Parrott looked sharp on the pitch, and he had some good touches which with his fine movement off the ball made a good impact on the game, so it was a good debut from the Irishman. He was replaced by James Norwood in the 69th minute of the match.

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