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Republic of Ireland 3-1 New Zealand: Troy Parrott makes flying start on debut by grabbing assist for Mick McCarthy's side during friendly win Troy Parrott helped Republic of Ireland complete comeback over New Zealand  The 17-year-old teed up Sean Maguire as Mick McCarthy's men eased to victory  Ireland now face Denmark on Monday requiring a win to qualify for Euro 2020 

By Craig Hope for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 14 November 2019 | Updated: 23:57 GMT, 14 November 2019

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In setting up the goal that completed Ireland's comeback, teenage debutant Troy Parrott gave Mick McCarthy something to think about ahead of Monday's Euro 2020 shootout with Denmark.

The 17-year-old has only 66 minutes of action to his name at Spurs but McCarthy, in his perennial quest for goals, chose to take a closer look at the burly striker during this friendly.

And the manner in which Parrott wrestled the ball from his marker before teeing up scorer Sean Maguire early in the second half was evidence enough of him being ready to mix it on the senior stage.

Troy Parrott gave Mick McCarthy something to think about ahead of crucial Denmark clash

Troy Parrott gave Mick McCarthy something to think about ahead of crucial Denmark clash

Ireland now face Denmark on Monday knowing that only victory will send them to next summer's finals.

Parrott is likely to revert to the bench but, after becoming Ireland's third

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