It's now most unlikely that the Republic of Ireland will be able to call on Troy Parrott for the European Under-17 Championships after the player sustained what looked like a serious leg injury while playing for the Tottenham Under-23 side.

The 17-year-old left the field of play in the match against Derby after a late tackle that caused a lengthy stoppage.

Reports says that the player was in some discomfort when leaving the field with what seemed to be a lower leg injury.

After naming his squad for the upcoming championships, the Republic of Ireland boss Colin O'Brien did reveal he was in contact with Spurs to release Parrott after leaving one spot vacant in the squad.

"A decision will be made on the final player to complete the squad with O’Brien still in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over the possibility of playmaker Troy Parrott being involved" - an FAI statement revealed. 

The Under-17 Championships begin on Friday, with the Irish taking on Greece in Tallaght Stadium.

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