‘His finishing looks very good’ – Millwall’s Jed Wallace excited to work with new striker

MILLWALL could have a net-bursting talent in Troy Parrott – but Jed Wallace doesn’t want to put too much pressure on his new Lions team-mate.

Parrott, 18, has impressed in the first week of Millwall’s preparations for the 2020-21 campaign, and Wallace is looking forward to trying to lay goals on for the on-loan Tottenham striker.

Wallace revealed Shaun Williams has taken his fellow Dubliner under his wing, the same protectiveness Millwall’s new first-team player-coach showed towards Jayson Molumby last season.

Millwall need more goals next term – they were the lowest scorers in the top 16 in the Championship in the last campaign – and Parrott has made a good early impression on Wallace.

Parrott is already an Ireland international – like Williams – and has made five first-team appearances for Spurs.

Parrott met his new team-mates at Calmont Road last week. Millwall flew to Edinburgh on Tuesday for their four-day training camp at Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre.

“Troy’s settled in well,” Wallace told NewsAtDen from Scotland this week. “He’s a nice lad and there will be as much support for Troy as there was for Jayson. We’ve got people like Willo. The Irish boys are funny, they always tend to look out for each other.

“Willo and Jasyon had a great relationship, and you can already see Troy leaning towards Willo. That’s good because Willo is a big player for us and a good personality. With someone like him here who grew up in Ireland, played a lot of games for Millwall and been successful, hopefully Troy can do the same.

“But he’s only 18-years-old. I was literally just playing with my mates when I was 17 so we can’t expect him to come in and score 50 goals this season. It’s going to be a difficult transition to go from what he was doing to playing in the Championship.

“But you can see already in a couple of days of training that his finishing looks very, very good. He’s athletic, which is half of this division. He’s been right up there in all the runs and he looks like he’s really hungry to do well.

“Our biggest problem last year was not scoring enough goals and judging on the last couple of days he certainly knows how to put the ball in the back of the net.

“I’m looking forward to playing with him.”

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