Archie Gray one to watch for Leeds United fans after record-breaking appearance
Leeds United may have suffered defeat in the EFL Trophy at the hands of Tranmere on Tuesday night but the occasion was lit up by Thorp Arch talent Archie Gray.
Leeds’ Under-21s were easily beaten by the League Two side, who won 4-1 against Mark Jackson’s youngsters at Prenton Park.
Amari Miller, who joined Leeds from Birmingham in the summer, scored what turned out to be a consolation for the Yorkshire club but it was Gray, 15, who stole the show.
Gray, who is the son of former Leeds man Andy Gray and grandson of ex-White Frankie Gray, assisted Miller’s second-half goal for the Whites, making himself the youngest player to assist a goal in EFL Trophy history.
He was just 15 years and 185 days old when playing against Tranmere as the young boy stood out on a field of men.
It really was a stunning assist too.
Gray dropped deep to collect the ball, showcased an exceptional bit of skill to pirouette away from a Tranmere player before eyeing Miller on the right-wing.
He then played an inch-perfect through ball on the ground to allow Miller to cut inside and score with his left foot at the near post.
Leeds United fans on Twitter were impressed by what they saw from the young forward too.
One urged fellow supporters to “remember the name” while another suggested the teenage sensation was on fire against Tranmere.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
If Gray is going to keep pulling off passes like that when he’s 15, we can’t wait to see what he can do when he’s a few years older.
Marcelo Bielsa has often handed chances to young players at Elland Road but none as young as Gray.
Let’s see if the man who has Leeds blood rushing through his veins can make an impact in the near future.
We really hope he can.