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Spurs youngster Troy Parrott is a loan target for Charlton

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Troy Parrott could be set to join Charlton Athletic on loan, as reported by The Daily Star.

What’s the story?

Charlton are looking to bring the 17-year-old in on loan, having suffered from injuries throughout the current campaign.

Macauley Bonne is currently out, while Lyle Taylor has missed 15 league games in total this season through injury, with Tomer Hemed having been out of the matchday squad for 18 league matches.

It is this type of injury problem that has seen them turn towards Spurs youngster Parrott, with the suggestion being that they can offer the game time that won’t be afforded to him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

So far, Parrott’s only first-team involvements on the pitch have been 66 minutes in a Carabao Cup loss against Colchester United, which was added to by a five-minute cameo against Burnley in the Premier League.

A chance to develop

Considering the rivalry between the two clubs, Spurs will likely be reluctant to look towards Chelsea for answers when making their decisions, but they can do so this time around.

That is because of the way that the Addicks helped 19-year-old Blues midfielder Conor Gallagher make the step up to league football before he was recalled and sent out to Swansea City.

Prior to this season, the England youth international had never played a single minute of senior football, but Lee Bowyer gave him an integral role within the team.

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During his half-season at the Valley, Gallagher went on to make 25 league starts and one substitute appearance, scoring six goals and assisting another two.

This indicated that the manager is not afraid to give opportunities to young talent from other clubs, having also shown that with Charlton’s own youngsters: 20-year-old Alfie Doughty has 12 league appearances this season, as does Albie Morgan who is one year younger, while Josh Davison, who is 20, has seven.

Should Spurs let Parrott head out on loan?

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Yes

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There is a clear pathway into the team for youngsters at Charlton, as most epitomised by Gallagher, which means that Spurs should at least give their loan offer for Parrott serious consideration, as Championship game time could help develop his game.

Meanwhile, one Spurs player has been harshly criticised after the FA Cup draw against Southampton.

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