Troy Parrott scores first senior goal after Liverpool loanee's costly error
A horror show for the Plymouth defence, but a tidy finish from the Irish striker.
Four minutes into his 30th senior game, Troy Parrott took advantage of woeful Plymouth Argyle defending to put Ipswich Town 1-0 up.
Parrott, who is on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, pounced on a poor back-pass and rounded their goalkeeper Michael Cooper to register his first senior goal.
The error was made by midfielder Adam Lewis, who is on loan to the League One side from Liverpool. The 21-year-old has one senior appearance for the Reds (FA Cup) and was previously loaned out to French side Amiens.
I feel I must thank Spurs for lending us Troy Parrott who just got his first ever goal. pic.twitter.com/qziK3dTUcJ
— WW2TV Paul Woodadge (@WW2TV) March 13, 2021
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) March 13, 2021
The teenager found the net in his 11th game for Ipswich. He joined them on loan in January after a previous loan spell with Millwall.
The goal for Parrott will be music to the ears of Ireland supporters, and manager Stephen Kenny, who is currently counting the cost of recent injuries to a number of his senior stars, as well as the international retirement of David McGoldrick.
There was better news, too, for Kenny as Seani Maguire returned to the Preston North End team after a spell on the sidelines. Callum O'Dowda made his comeback for Bristol City, too, and was also on the score-sheet.
Ireland will begin the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with an away date against Serbia before taking on Luxembourg.