David Gray (footballer born 1988)

David Gray
Personal information
Full name David Peter Gray
Date of birth 4 May 1988 (1988-05-04) (age 23)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Right back / Right midfielder
Club information
Current club Preston North End
Number 2
Youth career
000?–2004 Heart of Midlothian
2004–2007 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Manchester United 0 (0)
2006–2007 Royal Antwerp (loan) 1 (0)
2007 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 14 (0)
2009 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 12 (0)
2010– Preston North End 30 (0)
National team
2008– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:59, 1 October 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:16, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

David Peter Gray (born 4 May 1988) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a full back for Preston North End.

Born in historic Roslin, a village south of Edinburgh, Gray was brought up through the ranks by Heart of Midlothian until the age of 16, when he signed for Manchester United for a fee of £50,000. Since then, he has spent time on loan with several clubs.

During the 2005–06 season, Gray broke into the Manchester United reserve team, being deployed mainly at right-back, coming from the bench. He made his debut for the senior team in a League Cup match against Crewe Alexandra on 25 October 2006. He started the game before being substituted in the second half for Kieran Lee, who went on to score the winning goal in extra time.

Gray was sent on loan to Belgian club Royal Antwerp in January 2007 in order to gain match experience. However, after just two games he suffered an injury which sidelined him for the rest of the season. He went on loan again in November 2007, this time to Crewe Alexandra for a month, as cover for the club's injured players.

He joined Football League Championship club Plymouth Argyle on loan in January 2009 until the end of the 2008–09 season.[1] He made 15 appearances in all competitions before returning to his parent club in May. Gray rejoined Plymouth Argyle for a second loan spell in September 2009.[2] He featured regularly once again, making 12 league appearances for the Pilgrims before returning to Old Trafford in December 2009 at the end of his loan agreement.

Gray's Manchester United contract expired at the end of the 2009–10 season, and he was allowed to leave the club on a free transfer. On 16 July 2010, he signed a two-year contract with Preston North End.[3]

Career statistics

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2006–07 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Royal Antwerp (loan) 2006–07 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2008–09 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2009–10 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Preston North End 2010–11 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 25 0
2011–12 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 52 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 59 0

Statistics accurate as of match played on 1 October 2011.[4][5][6]

References

  1. ^ "David arrives". pafc.co.uk (Plymouth Argyle FC). 1 January 2009. http://www.pafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10364~1505492,00.html. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Graychester". pafc.co.uk (Plymouth Argyle FC). 18 September 2009. http://www.pafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10364~1801046,00.html. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "North End Capture Man Utd Youngster". pnefc.net (Preston North End FC). 16 July 2010. http://www.pnefc.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10362~2093753,00.html. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Endlar, Andrew. "David Gray". StretfordEnd.co.uk. http://www.stretfordend.co.uk/playermenu/gray.html. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "David Gray". pafc.co.uk. Plymouth Argyle FC. http://www.pafc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10364~37689,00.html. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "David Gray". pnefc.co.uk. Preston North End FC. http://www.pnefc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10362~37689,00.html. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 

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