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Football | Parrott included in Spurs' Champions League squad

Troy Parrott has been included in Spurs' Champions League squad.

The Irish striker is the only recognized striker in the 25-man squad apart from Spurs talisman Harry Kane.

Fernando Llorente's departure to Napoli will likely result in more game time for Parrott, who enjoyed an impressive pre-season for the Premier League side.

The 17-year-old shone against Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid in Spurs' summer friendlies, and is one of Ireland's best prospects.

Mauricio Pochettino has included the teenage forward on his 'A-list' despite Parrott's eligibility for the 'B-list', which comprises of academy or local players.

Spurs made the Champions League final for the first time in their history last season, but lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

They have been drawn alongside Bayern Munich, Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade in Group B for this season's campaign.

Parrott - who was recently named in Stephen Kenny's U21 Ireland squad - will be aiming to become the first Irishman to score in the Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds) since Darron Gibson in the 2010/11 season.

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