By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

14th Oct, 2023 | 6:40pm

Leeds United sensation Archie Gray to win senior England call-up

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Archie Gray will “no doubt” earn a senior England call-up in the future and should aim to be in the Euro 2028 squad, according to Paul Robinson.

Gray, still just 17, has emerged as a huge talent in the Leeds squad after earning nine Championship starts. With good performances follow speculation and prediction, and Sky Sports presenter Tim Thornton claimed, as reported by Leeds United News (11 October), that he could be in contention for Euro 2028 if he maintains his performances.

While he has yet to play even a full season of professional football, let alone top-flight, he has been a regular in the England youth teams and was called up for the current international break with the under-19s, so will be familiar with the set-up and philosophy.

Robinson has high hopes for Gray’s future and claims his “natural progression” is to reach the senior side, while his time at Leeds will help him deal with the inevitable pressure.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “There’s going to be outside speculation, there’s going to be noise about Gray because he’s a fantastic young player and he’s a fantastic young talent who has the potential to go on and play for his country at the very top level.

“He has done at most levels, he’s played for England at most levels, up to the age he’s at now and that will continue. The natural progression is for him to eventually get a full call-up into the senior squad.

“You look at the news that Euro 2028 is going to be in this country and that’s got to be an aim of his. With success on the pitch comes the noise that will surround you and I have no doubt that he will deal with that.

“He’ll handle that and he’s got the right people around him. He’s certainly got the family network around him that will help him cope with that.

“At a club like Leeds United, it’s a massive club with huge expectations which he’s already coped with and already proved that he can handle. It would just be a part of his natural progression.”

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