Paul Robinson raves about 'Exceptional' Leeds United talent Archie Gray
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Leeds United fans are likely to be familiar with the Gray family’s role at Elland Road over the decades.
Frank Gray played for the Whites in their European Cup final defeat to Bayern Munich in 1974/75 while his son Andy represented the Yorkshire club in two separate spells in the Premier League and the Championship.
Archie Gray, the son of Andy, is now making waves in the Leeds academy at the age of 15.
The young attacker became the youngest player in EFL Trophy history to assist a goal on Tuesday night as the Under-21st lost 4-1 to League Two club Tranmere.
Gray showcased a stunning piece of skill before a well-placed through ball allowed Amari Miller to net against the Merseyside club.
Paul Robinson is blown away by the promise that Gray is showing and has also pointed out that he has a brother, Harry, who’s also in the system.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News after Gray’s amazing assist versus Tranmere, Robinson said: “Archie, at 15, is an exceptional talent. He’s already playing above his age.
“The Gray family obviously has a good, close relationship with Leeds United and there are already two more in the system who are coming through.
“It just shows you the strength of the Under-23s and the strength of the academy. Mark Jackson’s done a fantastic job with the Under-23s and we’re starting to see a lot of players come through.”
Gray has played three times for Leeds’ Under-18s in the Under-18s Premier League this season.
He started in a win over Everton and defeat to Nottingham Forest before appearing off the bench against Man United’s youth side.