Jed Wallace was full of praise for Spurs loanee Troy Parrott following his first league start for the Lions on Wednesday night.

Parrott arrived in SE16 with recommendations from the likes of Harry Kane but his start has been delayed due to back to back injuries.

The young Irishman is tipped to emulate the former Millwall favourite having impressed the Spurs hierarchy last season, finishing the campaign as the top scorer in the UEFA Youth League.

Wallace said he was impressed from the moment Parrott joined the club.

He explained, ‘Troy is someone that within 15 minutes of the first session training with him, I knew the quality that he has, the intelligence that he has.

‘You can see the quality he brings, the footballing brain he has and he’s only going to get better.

‘He’s only young at 18 and he’s playing that well already on the back of being out for eight weeks.

‘I thought Troy was brilliant tonight…I’m looking forward to playing with him more.’

Wallace wasn’t the only one singing Parrott’s praises. Millwall boss Gary Rowett was similarly impressed with the youngster.

He said, ‘He played really well, he was bright. For an 18-year-old player to make his league debut, I thought he was excellent.

‘He showed what great intelligence he’s got. He’s got really good vision, his link play was good.’

Despite the bright start, Rowett knows there is work to be done, explaining he’d ‘have liked [Parrott] to get a little higher’ and that he may lack the physicality of a more experienced forward.

Rowett continued, 'It’s quite difficult when Reading drop in really deep first half and there's not much space.

'Maybe an older player with more physical presence stays higher and tries to fight in the box for those moments when it's wide.'

With a growing injury list, Rowett will need to manage Parrott’s minutes ahead of a packed winter schedule.

Millwall are without a number of key attackers and cannot afford another injury to such a bright spark.

Rowett admitted that 'We need to keep him fit because he’s an excellent, excellent player.'

Parrott will want to continue his progression as he seeks his first senior goal, in what could prove to be a breakthrough season for the Irish starlet.