Troy Parrott: Tottenham teenage striker included in Republic of Ireland squad

Troy Parrott made his first-team debut for Tottenham during their tour of Asia last month
Troy Parrott played against Manchester United in their tour of Asia last month

Tottenham teenager Troy Parrott has been handed a first Republic of Ireland call-up for next month's games against Switzerland and Bulgaria.

The Dublin-born striker, 17, is yet to play a competitive first-team game for Spurs but has represented the Republic at under-17 and under-19 level.

Fit-again James McCarthy is in line for his first Republic game since late 2016 after being named in the 40-man squad.

There is also a first senior call-up for Doncaster winger Kieran Sadlier.

Parrott made his senior debut for Tottenham during their summer tour of Asia last month while his youth career with the Republic has included a hat-trick for the under-19s against the Faroe Islands last October.

Midfielder McCarthy moved from Everton to Crystal Palace earlier this month and is aiming to re-establish himself in the Republic squad after a long period of injury.

Mick McCarthy's side host Switzerland in a Euro 2020 qualifier on 5 September before taking on Bulgaria in a friendly five days later in Dublin.

The Republic lead the Group D table after earning three wins and a draw in their opening four games.

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Randolph (Middlesboro), Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Travers (Bournemouth), O'Hara (Burton Albion - on loan from Man Utd)

Defenders: Coleman (Everton), Doherty (Wolves), Duffy (Brighton), Keogh (Derby), Egan (Sheffield United), K Long (Burnley), Collins (Stoke), Stevens (Sheffield United), Cunningham (Blackburn - on loan from Cardiff City), Christie (Fulham), Lenihan (Blackburn), Williams (Blackburn), Clark (Newcastle)

Midfielders: Hourihane (Aston Villa), Whelan (Hearts), Cullen (Charlton - on loan from West Ham), Hendrick (Burnley), Brady (Burnley), Browne (Preston), McClean (Stoke), O'Dowda (Bristol City), McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), Judge (Ipswich), Arter (Fulham - on loan from Bournemouth), Curtis (Portsmouth), Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers)

Forwards: Robinson (Sheffield United), Hogan (Stoke - on loan from Aston Villa), Long (Southampton), Obafemi (Southampton), McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Collins (Luton), O'Brien (Millwall), Parrott (Tottenham), Maguire (Preston)

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