Tottenham striker Troy Parrott will be hoping to make his debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s when they host Armenia in Dublin in their European Championship qualifier on Saturday night.
The 17-year-old joined up and trained with his new teammates for the first time this week as he looks to continue his remarkable summer with both club and country.
Parrott was a surprise inclusion in Mauricio Pochettino’s squads for their pre-season tours of both the Far East and then Germany last month – making his debut against Italian giants Juventus, whilst also featuring against both Manchester United and Real Madrid.
His performances caught the eye of Ireland senior boss Mick McCarthy, who then included Parrott in his provisional squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium next month.
Unfortunately, Parrott missed out on McCarthy’s final squad and will instead be looking to feature for the Under-21s for the very first time against both Armenia and then Sweden next Tuesday.
And the teenager was joined by a familiar face at training on Tuesday afternoon – Robbie Keane. The former Tottenham legend is currently assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland senior side, but is clearly keeping a close eye on one of Spurs’ most up and coming talents.
Parrott posted a picture of the two on Instagram, and said: “Good to be back with Ireland, big week coming up.”