Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott has joined Preston North End on loan after signing a contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur.

Parrott has been the subject of considerable interest from Championship and League 1 club for a temporary switch for the new campaign.

After impressing with MK Dons last year in the third tier, he has also made considerable progress in the green shirt, including a goal against Scotland in the Nations League.

Despite still being just 20-years-old, he has 15 appearances for Ireland and netted four times.

Parrott featured during Tottenham's pre-season games, and while it was very unlikely he was going to be part of the first-team picture in the Premier League under Antonio Conte this season, he has been rewarded with a new three-year deal and further time to advance towards being ready to feature in the top flight.

Parrott will link up with fellow Irish players Robbie Brady, Alan Browne, Greg Cunningham and Sean Maguire for the new season.

He said: "I'm buzzing to get going, to come in and see the place, meet the lads and get going really.

"I spoke to the manager first of all. 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 and Robbie 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."

Preston boss Ryan Lowe has revealed the Irish members of his squad were instrumental in winning the race for his signature.

He added: "Troy's one I’ve monitored for some time; he had a fantastic season last year for MK Dons.

"I watched him play for Ireland against Scotland in the summer when he scored a fantastic goal in the Nations League.

"His work ethic is fantastic, his hold-up play is very good for the style he is, but ultimately we want Troy to score goals for us.

"We’ve beaten some fantastic competition to get him. I think we sold it to him with the style of play, the identity and what we want to achieve, and probably a little bit of help from a few of the Irish boys as well.

"I’m really pleased to get him on board, he’s going to be a fantastic addition."

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