One to Watch #60: Dean Parrett

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 30 September 2010

Name:  Dean Parrett

Date of Birth: 16/11/91

Position: Midfielder

Club: Plymouth Argyle (on loan from Tottenham)

Previous clubs: QPR, Aldershot (loan)

International caps:  England U-16 - 7 (0)
                                         England U-17 - 5 (0)
                                   England U-19  - 11 (4)

Signing for Tottenham Academy from QPR in 2007, Parrett is highly
rated at White Heart Lane and was attracting interest from several
other clubs before making the switch across London.

Parrett made his first team debut for Spurs in a UEFA Cup tie against
Shakhtar Donetsk in 2009, he has made four other first team
appearances for the club but is yet to make his Premier League debut.
The explosive midfielder was loaned out to Aldershot in 2009,
Aldershot wanted to extend the one-month loan deal but Tottenham
decided to bring him back to the club.  Parrett is currently on a
season-long loan deal at Plymouth Argyle, playing under former Stoke
assistant manager Peter Reid.  Parrett has been dubbed ‘the next
Steven Gerrard’ at Plymouth and with International and European
experience at the age of 18, certainly looks to be a future star of
the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp has clearly taken a keen interest in the ‘all action
midfielder’, involving him in the clubs pre-season before allowing him
to join up with the England U-19 squad in the wake of England’s
disappointing world cup campaign, and then allowing him to move to
Plymouth where he can gain a season of first team experience.

With Parrett playing Championship football until the end of the
current season, Spurs fan’s are already looking forward to seeing him
back at the club next year, and if Tottenham can repeat last years
form then the amount of competitions they will be challenging for will
certainly offer him a number of first team opportunities. It would
appear it’s only a matter of time before Parrett rises to the next
level of the game, and with Fabio Capello’s desire to bring young
talent into the England squad, Euro 2012 is a distant but not
unachievable goal for the hugely talented midfielder.

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