Paul Robinson heaped praise on Troy Parrott after the Tottenham striker made his full league debut for loan club Millwall last week.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former White Hart Lane number one tipped the “exceptional” 18-year-old to “score a lot of goals” for Gary Rowett’s side this season.
Parrott moved to The Den on a season-long loan deal in August but missed the first two months of the campaign with an ankle injury.
But the Republic of Ireland international made his comeback from injury after this month’s international break and started the goalless draw against Birmingham on Saturday, three days after his full league debut for the Lions.
His Millwall teammate Jed Wallace described the striker’s first league start against Reading as “brilliant”.
When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to last week’s debut, Robinson said:
“We know what an exceptional player he is.
“It is just unfortunate for him that Spurs have a lot of exceptional players already at the club while he is still learning his trade. There just wasn’t enough room in the squad for him so I think it was a very sensible move to send him out on loan.
“To get his first start is massive and when he is fit he will play every game.
“We will be talking a lot more about him this season. He will get a lot of rave reviews for his performances and his goalscoring.
“It is a move that works for everyone. I think he will come back next summer, having scored a lot of goals and won a lot of friends.”
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