Troy Parrott could be handed a rare opportunity in the absence of Harry Kane when Tottenham travel to Middlesbrough in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
The 17-year-old, who made his senior Spurs debut in the Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester United back in September, has featured just once since the arrival of Jose Mourinho as a late substitute against Burnley in the Premier League victory last month.
But with Kane set for an extended spell on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day, Parrott might he given a chance to showcase his talent at the Riverside Stadium – with Tottenham suffering from a lack of striking options.
Heung Min Son is now available after a three-match suspension for his red card in the Premier League against Chelsea last month, whilst winger Lucas Moura has also played up front previously, most notably when he scored a second-half hat-trick against Ajax in the Champions League semi-final, but Parrott is Spurs’ only other recognised striker.
Young forward Kazaiah Sterling has recently been recalled from his loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, but is highly unlikely to feature or even be included in the squad to face Jonathan Woodgate’s men.