Troy Parrott continues to show promise with Preston North End after arriving on loan from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Ryan Lowe made it clear that he wanted two strikers brought in this summer and only one has arrived so far.

Parrott was that player, penning a season-long loan deal with North End back in July.

The Irishman was thrust straight into the Preston side at Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the season and has started every North End game this season.


Parrott secured his first goal of the season in the 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Huddersfield Town last week.

Parrott was trusted to lead Preston’s attack on his own against Huddersfield and Luton Town and he fared well, helping Preston to two victories.

That’s exactly what Tottenham will have wanted from Parrott’s loan spell; plenty of minutes and a key role in Lowe’s Preston side.

North End take on Rotherham United in the Championship tonight and we would expect to see Parrott start again.

Parrott could become even more important soon, with Middlesbrough interested in signing North End striker Emil Riis.

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For now though, Lowe is just appreciating Parrott’s current abilities and his performances in a Preston shirt.

Lowe, as quoted by Lancs Live’s George Hodgson, has praised Parrott for his ‘phenomenal’ work rate.

The Preston boss added that Parrott is a ‘unit’ despite not looking all that physically imposing, noting that he uses his body well and runs the channels brilliantly.

“His work rate is phenomenal. For the size of him, he is a bit of a unit inside. He’s not massive, but very strong, uses his body very well & he got down the sides plenty of times,” said Lowe.

Lowe was a striker in his own playing days and can likely pass on some of his experience to the young Tottenham loanee.

The goals haven’t quite flowed like they did for Cameron Archer just yet, but if Parrott starts hitting the net, Preston fans will have another loanee to fall in love with at Deepdale.

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