Published: 12:26 | 11/9/19

McCarthy monitoring Parrott progress

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy admits he is monitoring U21 star striker Troy Parrott’s progress following his brace against Sweden on Tuesday.

The Tottenham striker, who was named in the club’s Champions League squad last week, found the net twice as Stephen Kenny’s U21 side secured a 3-1 victory over group favourites Sweden in their European Championship qualifier.

It follows the goal he scored at the Tallaght Stadium on Friday in the 1-0 victory over Armenia and could put him in the frame for elevation to the senior squad ahead of the vital qualifier away to Georgia next month.

"We’ll try to get him watched and if I think he is right, I will take him," McCarthy said following the senior team’s 3-1 victory over Bulgaria at the Aviva. 

"What I love about Troy Parrott is that when you are left out of the team, that you come on and have an effect, you don’t come on and sulk, so fair play to him, I am delighted for him.

"He has every chance. I have never ruled anyone out."

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