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Shots sign Spurs' Parrett on loan

Dean Parrett
Parrett knows Gary Waddock and Scott Donnelly from his QPR days

Aldershot Town have completed the signing of Spurs midfielder Dean Parrett on one-month loan deal.

The 17-year-old started his career at QPR before moving to North London and featuring in the first team.

Parrett told BBC Surrey: "I obviously know the gaffer from my QPR days and Scott Donnelly was my idol really.

"I follow the club because of these two being at the club, I thought it was a good opportunity to come down and see what I could do really."

Parrett, who featured for England Under-16s, said that Harry Redknapp had a message for him as he prepared to leave London for Hampshire.

"He said he's got high expectations of me but it's obviously taking your time. I'm still young, so it's just getting games under my belt, seeing how I do and seeing how it progresses really."

Shots boss Gary Waddock told BBC Surrey: "We can't thank Tottenham and Harry Redknapp enough for allowing us to bring him here to this football club.

"He's a lad that I've known for a long time, he was at QPR, and Tottenham identified him at a young age and he went over there. He's progressed and he's played first team football for them in a European competition so it tells you the mark of the player.

"Again we can't thank Tottenham and Harry Redknapp enough for what he's done for us."

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