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Mourinho hands 17-year-old Ireland striker Parrott a spot on Spurs bench

The Dubliner is considered one of Irish football’s brightest prospects.

Troy Parrott made his Ireland debut against New Zealand last month.
Troy Parrott made his Ireland debut against New Zealand last month.
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JOSE MOURINHO HAS handed 17-year-old Irish striker Troy Parrott a spot on the bench for today’s Premier League encounter at home to Burnley.

The Dubliner is considered one of Irish football’s brightest prospects.

Parrott has impressed while lining out for Stephen Kenny’s U21 side, while he made his debut for the senior team in a friendly with New Zealand last month.

For Spurs, he has yet to make his Premier League debut, though he did feature for their senior side in the League Cup earlier this year.

He was picked once on the bench for a Premier League encounter by previous boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Speaking before the game, Mourinho said he believes Parrott is a player with great potential.

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“As you can see we have a bench full of youth, which is a great thing, even a 17-year-old is on the bench” said Mourinho.

“Troy, of course, is a kid with great potential.”

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