David Peter Gray
(born 4 May 1988) is a Scottish footballer
who plays as a full back
for Preston North End
Born in 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
. He featured regularly once again, making 12 league appearances for the Pilgrims before returning to Old Trafford in December 2009 at the end of... Read More