Sheridan invites free agent Parrett to train with Argyle after trial match
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dean Parrett remains on the radar of Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan.
Parrett, 21, has been invited to train with the Pilgrims next week after playing as a trialist in a behind-closed-doors game away to Yeovil Town earlier this week.
Sheridan is now waiting on word from the former England youth international, who had a loan spell at Argyle during the 2010-11 season.
Parrett is a free agent after being released by Tottenham at the end of last season.
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He trained with the Pilgrims on Monday before playing the whole of the 2-0 defeat by Yeovil at Huish Park the following afternoon.
Sheridan was not at the game but assistant boss Gary Owers ran the rule over Parrett for him.
"Gary spoke to the lad and left it with him," said the Argyle manager.
"We have invited him back to train.
"We have got a full week next week and, hopefully, he will come back and I can have a good look at him."
Parrett was aged 19 when he signed for Argyle on a season-long loan from Tottenham in August 2010.
He made seven starts and three appearances, scoring one goal, before his stay at Home Park was cut short by mutual agreement.
It followed Parrett's red card in a 4-0 drubbing by Swindon Town in a FA Cup first round tie at Home Park in November 2011.
The midfielder went on to have loan spells at Charlton Athletic, Yeovil Town and Swindon Town.
Parrett was released by Tottenham after playing only three times for the north London club – all of them in European competition.
Sheridan continued: "I have seen him play before. He's a very intelligent, good footballer.
"He's nice and bright with the ball but, obviously, you have got to look and wonder why he hasn't got a club.
"I didn't realise he had been here [at Argyle] before until people told me, but that was three years ago so he was younger then.
"He has got a good pedigree and I think it's down to the lad more than anything."
Meanwhile, Pilgrims central defender Maxime Blanchard has been given compassionate leave by Sheridan following the sudden death of his brother.
The funeral was set to take place in France today and Sheridan has told Blanchard to take as long as he needs before returning to Home Park.
The death of Blanchard's brother occurred last Friday, and it was the reason why the former Argyle player-of-the-year was not part of the squad for the 2-0 defeat by Fleetwood Town at Home Park on Saturday.
Sheridan said: "It was really sad news which we got at the end of last week.
"We kept it quiet. I didn't think it was right to speak too much about it.
"Our thoughts are with Maxie and we are just going to leave him and let him sort it out with his parents.
"It's a sad thing to happen to anybody.
"You worry about a football match and the result, but then things like that happen.
"Obviously, football is the last thing on his mind but I'm sure when he's ready he will come back.
"I have told Maxie not to worry about anything else, just to concentrate on what he has to do in France."
Blanchard was ruled out of the first two matches of this season against Southend and Birmingham because of a suspension, after he was sent off in the 1-0 defeat away to Rochdale at the end of April.