Preston have signed Troy Parrott and he certainly has one big fan in the Lancashire region in Burnley star Scott Twine.
North End had to bring in at least one new striker this summer after loan star Cameron Archer returned to Aston Villa.
Archer’s successful loan spell at Deepdale ultimately makes Preston more appealing to other Premier League clubs and their young strikers.
Sure enough, Preston swooped to sign a Premier League striker on loan last week with Parrott arriving from Tottenham.
Preston have signed Troy Parrott
Preston managed to beat competition from a host of Premier League clubs in the race to take Parrott on a season-long loan deal.
The Irish international impressed on loan at Milton Keynes Dons last season, bagging nine goals and six assists in League One.
The next natural step for Parrott was a Championship spell – just two years since he joined Millwall and endured a difficult time there.
Preston were seen as the perfect place for Parrott to develop and the 20-year-old will be looking to thrive alongside international teammates Alan Browne and Robbie Brady.
Parrott started for Preston in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Wigan Athletic and almost scored on two occasions.
There were promising signs from Parrott and Preston will hope to see plenty more from him in the coming months.
One man who has certainly seen lots of Parrott is Scott Twine after the duo played together in the MK Dons attack last season.
Twine has made a move to Lancashire too, completing a big move to Burnley after their relegation from the Premier League.
Twine and Parrott will soon lock horns when Burnley travel to take on North End at Deepdale, and it’s clear he thinks highly of Preston’s new striker.
As quoted by Football London, Twine suggested last season that Parrott had been ‘quality’ for MK Dons and was ‘brilliant’ in training sessions.
Twine added that Parrott’s work rate is truly amazing, meaning he can cover every blade of grass, branding the Irish attacker ‘class’ – and that kind of endorsement has to leave North End fans excited about the season ahead for Parrott.
“He’s been quality in the last few weeks,” said Twine. “He’ll get his goal soon and I’m sure they’ll start flying in. He’s brilliant in training, so there’s no surprise he performs like that on the pitch. He runs over every blade on the pitch, he’s class,” he added.