It's time for this Leicester City player to step up and cement a
place in the starting eleven
DATE: 09.09.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
Demarai Gray's name was linked with a number of rival Premier League
clubs throughout August but the winger is staying with Leicester
The 21-year-old is visibly frustrated with his
peripheral role in Craig Shakespeare's team and he must seize his
opportunity and prove the club right for turning down a deadline day
offer from Bournemouth.his worth by knuckling down and convincing
manager Craig Shakespeare he is worth including in first team squad.
Riyad Mahrez's presence has limited Gray's opportunities so far
although the talented youngster proved his effectiveness whilst on
International Duty with a superb curling
strike in England Under 21's 3-0 victory over Latvia.
Aidy Boothroyd had previously left the winger out of the squad for
their match against Holland claiming he was still affected by the
ongoing transfer speculation.The 21-year-old admitted that he 'will
have to do the talking with his feet' and that he would prefer 'to
play every minute' of Leicester's matches.
Gray is symptomatic of many young wingers
in the top flight. He is capable of the unpredictable and can be
unplayable if in the right frame of mind but inconsistencies creep
into his game and the instant injection of pace and trickery is
often best deployed with 15 minutes left to play.
The Cherries submitted a last minute bid for the former Birmingham
winger but it was rebuffed by Leicester. Eddie Howe's side
had been continually linked with Gray throughout August but
failed to land their target. Spurs were also believed to be
interested in the services of the wide-man but the rumoured £30
million bid never materialised.
Source: Play Time World via
Gray played a combined total of 32 minutes in Leicester's opening
three Premier League matches and is visibly exasperated at the lack
of first team opportunities. He only made 9 starts last year and
after failing to secure a move away from the King Power, he must
Here are the TCF predictions:The club have
shown faith in the wide-man by rejecting big-money bids and he must
repay that trust by breaking into the first team and show the kind
of form which persuaded former boss Claudio Ranieri to take a punt
on the youngster.
Leicester have made a decent start to the season despite facing
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in their opening four Premier
League matches and are unlikely to become embroiled in a relegation
battle this time around.
priced at 4/5 in football betting markets to finish in the top
half and will be reliant on their excellent home form to propel them
up the table.Despite intense transfer speculation, winger Riyad
Mahrez has performed admirably for the Foxes this season and has set
a good example for frustrated players such as Demarai Gray.
The Algerian has made no attempt to disguise his desire to secure a
move away from the King Power but remains with the club until at
Source: Mirror Football via
The 26-year-old has still contributed to the side's output and
worked hard on the pitch despite his name linked to Manchester
United, Chelsea and Arsenal.Gray must concentrate on improving his
consistency and delivery during cameo performances and prove his
worth to Shakespeare and the fans over the coming months.
He must break into the first team and show he can cut it in the
Premier League week in, week out and put all of his frustrations
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