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

Troy Parrott (19) completed the whole of MK Dons’s League One match with Wycombe Wanderers, at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon. The Spurs loanee started the match up front, as a forward, and would lead the line for the majority of the game, until Connor Wickham came on in the second half. MK Dons won the game 1-0. Early on in the match Parrott received a pass from Scott Twine, he then entered the Wycombe penalty area after going on a forward run with the ball, following some good movement off the ball. However, the Republic of Ireland international was crowded out by Wycombe defenders, and had to pass the ball back to a teammate, despite it initially looking like a promising move. MK Dons took the lead in the 13th minute of the game, after Theodor Corbeanu’s low cross from the right wasn’t gathered properly by the Wycombe goalkeeper, and Scott Twine was able finish from inside the Wycombe box. However, Parrott had made a good and well timed run into the Wycombe penalty area, and this could have possibly distracted the Wycombe goalkeeper, David Stockdale, for the goal.

I noticed at the game today, that during the first half Troy was giving out advice to teammates, dropping deep quite a bit to get on the ball, and also looking confident on the pitch. After latching onto Tennai Watson’s pass down the right hand side of the Wycombe box, Parrott tried his luck on goal, with a powerful effort. However, goalkeeper David Stockdale managed to gather his effort at his near post. Wycombe defender Ryan Tafazolli could often be seen trying to mark Parrott during the first half, and often following him when he dropped deep into midfield. After receiving Theodor Corbeanu’s pass on the right hand side of the Wycombe penalty area, Troy attempted to find a teammate at the back post, who was in space. However, Wycombe defender Anthony Stewart did well to get to the ball, and put it behind for a corner-kick. Continuing to work really hard defensively for the team, Troy Parrott saw a half chance come his way, fairly early on in the second half. A cross into the Wycombe box came Theodor Corbeanu’s way, and his headed effort hit the crossbar. The ball then came to Parrott, but with some Wycombe defenders around him, his effort which lacked power was saved relatively comfortably by David Stockdale.

After receiving a yellow card in the 67th minute of the game, Troy seemed to move out more to the right flank, following the introduction of Connor Wickham, shortly afterwards. I was impressed with how much ground Troy covered during the second half, and he could often be seen defending inside the MK Dons box. Late on in the match Troy received a clever pass from Connor Wickham, down the right side of the Wycombe box, but with no support he had to try his luck on goal, and his effort was blocked behind for a corner-kick off of Ryan Tafazolli. This was a really hardworking performance from the Dublin born Spurs loanee, and there were about three or four occasions during today’s game when Troy had got into some really good goalscoring positions, after making some good runs. On another day he would have had the ball played into feet at least twice, in those situations.

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