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Troy Vows To Not Let Head Drop

18 August 2022

First Team News

Troy Vows To Not Let Head Drop

18 August 2022

Troy Parrott has vowed to not let his head drop and remains confident that chances in the final third will be turned into goals soon enough.

The Tottenham Hotspur loanee has made a very promising start to life at Deepdale, starting each Championship fixture so far this season, and leading the line by himself in the last three games in all competitions.

He’s got one goal to his name – in the 4-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup – but the Irishman has got himself into some good goalscoring positions so far this term, and he’s confident that he’ll add to his tally soon enough.

Troy told iFollow PNE: “I can’t complain, the lads have given me the ball in the attacking areas and I’m getting chances.

“There’s nothing that anyone can say to me that I haven’t already said to myself in terms of taking them chances.

“I know I need to be doing better in them attacking areas, and I will keep working at it and hopefully start taking my chances soon.

“I’ve had chances at Wigan, I had chances at Hull, I had chances the other night [against Rotherham United].

“I’m not going to drop my head, I’ll just keep getting into those attacking areas and start taking them chances.”

Having only joined the club at the end of July on a season-long loan, Troy is one of the newest faces in the dressing room.

However, there’s no more settling in for the 20-year-old to do, as he admits he’s already comfortable in his surroundings.

“It’s good to be fair,” he said. “I’ve settled in really well, getting along with all the lads in there.

“On the pitch I think I’ve been playing well to be fair, just missing that finishing touch which I’m sure will come soon.

“There’s a great bunch of lads in there who have all helped me out since I’ve come in, and off the pitch it’s gone really well.”

Back on it, though, PNE welcome recently-relegated Watford to Deepdale, as the Hornets look to extend their promising start to life back in the second tier.

Rob Edwards – who arrived as head coach from Forest Green Rovers in the summer – has led his new side to eight points from their opening four games, and they’re tipped to be towards the top end of the division come May.

On the game, Troy added: “I can’t wait. I’m sure all the lads in there are the same.

“It’ll be a good test for us. At home as well we’re playing really well recently, so we’ll be buzzing going into the game and we’ll go into the game trying to win.

“I enjoy every game equally to be fair. Obviously Watford have a lot of quality, but as I said before we’ll be trying to win.”

You can watch Troy's interview for free on iFollow PNE.

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