Ian Wright says he was “gutted” for Troy Parrott in Tottenham‘s loss at home to Wolves on Sunday.
Spurs went down 3-2 in north London after twice surrendering the lead, with Steven Bergwijn and Serge Aurier goals eclipsed by Matt Doherty, Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez efforts.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have both suffered injuries recently with youngster Parrott their only other striker in the squad.
The Republic of Ireland international climbed off the bench in the first minute of injury time but Wright thinks he needs more time if he’s going to impress.
“You are looking for a spark,” Wright said on Match of the Day.
“There have been a few mental mistakes, but they’ve got a young guy there, and you might as well throw him in and see if he is going to be able to help you out in this situation.
“He might nick a couple of goals, do a [Marcus] Rashford, do a Harry Kane, nick a couple of goals and before you know it, there’s a different style of play, because a couple of times today they had no-one up there.
“Dele Alli was trying to get there, Lucas Moura was trying to get there, but it kind of slowed the play up a bit, just have a look at Troy Parrott, man.
“Put Parrott in. I don’t know what three minutes is going to do for him. Give him 20 minutes, see what he can do.
“He only got three minutes, I was gutted for him.”