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Troy Sets Goalscoring Target For Season

25 July 2022

First Team News

Troy Sets Goalscoring Target For Season

25 July 2022

Troy Parrott is looking to continue his momentum in front of goal at Preston North End after netting double figures at MK Dons last season.

The 20-year-old forward joined the club on loan from Tottenham Hotspur on Monday afternoon, in a deal which will see him stay at Deepdale for the duration of the 2022/23 campaign.

Last season it was League One and MK Dons where Troy impressed, scoring ten goals in all competitions for Liam Manning’s side.

Asked what his target is for the season, Troy said: “Double figures, definitely. I had a bit of a slow start in my senior career getting going with goals, but last season gave me a massive boost.

“It was the first season I got double figures in goals, and I need to continue that and keep going.

“I’ve been a striker growing up. I’ve played left, I’ve played ten, I’ve played right and I’ve played striker, and I don’t mind where I play once I’m in the team to be fair.

“But I’ve been a striker and hopefully I can get as many games there as possible this season.”

The Republic of Ireland international, who has earned 15 caps for his country, is familiar with many of the PNE squad already through his nationality.

While Troy had a few clubs chasing his signature, conversations with his international teammates and manager Ryan Lowe helped make his decision easy to choose Deepdale.

“I spoke to the manager first of all,” Troy added. “I like the sound of how the team wants to play.

“They want to create a lot of chances which for me is a no brainer really, and obviously the Irish boys here also helps.

“I’ve been speaking to Browney [Alan Browne] and Robbie [Brady] and just asking what it’s like around the place and they’ve had nothing but good things to say, so I’m happy to be here."

Former Millwall and Ipswich Town striker Troy joins the club at a good time, with the Championship season set to kick off this weekend.

He will get his first taste of training at Euxton on Tuesday morning, ahead of the curtain raiser against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Troy said: “It’s an exciting game, I can’t wait to get out there and put the shirt on and get off to a flyer.

“Just looking ahead to the first game of the season, obviously I’m going to have a week building up to that, and I’ve done pre-season back at Spurs and worked really hard, so I feel fit coming in.”

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