Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott was influential for the Republic of Ireland as they thrashed Scotland in the UEFA Nations League earlier this month. The Republic of Ireland and Scotland are in the same Nations League group alongside Armenia and Ukraine. The four teams are in Group B1 as far as the ongoing UEFA Nations League campaign is concerned.
Spurs attacker Parrott scored once and assisted another for the Republic of Ireland during the 3-0 home win overScotland. Parrott continued his good form this season in the colours of the Irish team having excelled while he was on loan at London club MK Dons as a Tottenham Hotspur player. Parrott was an important player for MK Dons as they reached the League One playoffs. Parrott and MK Dons were eliminated by Wycombe Wanderers in the semifinals.
Alan Browne tapped home from a corner kick for the first Republic of Ireland goal before Parrott doubled the lead for his country via a header off the cross from Michael Obafemi. Parrott then provided the assist for the third Republic of Ireland goal to help his country to a first win in Group B1.
With his goal against Scotland, Tottenham Hotspur attacker Parrott became the youngest player to score a competitive goal for the Republic of Ireland since Stephen Ireland.Parott scored for the Republic of Ireland against the Scottish team at the age of 20 years and 127 days thus making him the youngest goalscorer forhis country in a competitive game since Stephen Ireland. Ex-Manchester City and Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland achieved the feat in October 2006.
Parrott played the majority of the Scotland game at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin before he was subbed off with five minutes left on the clock. He has now scored three goals in 13 games for the Irish team.