By Kevin Phillips

19th Feb, 2020 | 4:00pm

Exclusive: Phillips tips barely-seen Tottenham player for regular role after Jose update

Kevin Phillips admits he would “love” to see Troy Parrott playing for Tottenham this season but admitted it would be a big ask for the teenager. 

The former Sunderland striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min may force Jose Mourinho’s hand.

The 18-year-old, who has just two senior appearances to his name, may be called into action after the news Son is likely to miss the rest of the season with a fractured arm sustained in the 3-2 victory at Villa Park on Sunday.

The South Korea international joins Kane on the sidelines, with the England captain expected to return in April.

When asked if the Republic of Ireland international may be called up during the injury crisis, Phillips told Football Insider: “Parrott might have to get thrust into it.

“The injury to Son could force Jose’s hand. He may get an opportunity and if he does let us hope he takes it.

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“Big boots to fill in Son and Kane. They think highly of him because they rewarded him with a new deal and we might be in a situation now where he is going to have to perform. If he does, let us hope he takes it.

“I hope he is a success because he has talent and I would love to see him on the Premier League stage.” 

The injuries come at a difficult time for the North London club with a Champions League last 16 first leg at home to RB Leipzig on Wednesday followed by a trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

Parrott made his first-team debut for Spurs against Burnley in December and this month signed a new deal that keeps the striker at the club until 2023.

In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider that this major development may have changed Mourinho’s plans.