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Stuart Gray

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

18/12/1973

Signed

18/12/1973

Country

Scotland

Gray is a former U21s Scottish International who comes from a footballing family. His father Eddie, Uncle Frank and Cousin Andy, have all represented Scotland at international level.

He signed for Celtic as a school boy in 1989 playing in the youth and reserve teams. In 1992/93 he made his debut against Aberdeen, but a groin strain held up more appearances that season.

The following campaign he lacked confidence, and sort out a loan move to Bournemouth. On playing no games he returned to Celtic and the reserve team where he managed to secure a handful of matches under his belt.

He broke into the first team in 1995/96 where he strung together 29 appearances. Injury then struck and he was out for a couple of months at a time, eventually on returning to fitness he signed for Reading in 1998 for £100,000. 

He was one of a group of Scots brought to the club by Tommy Burns in March 1998. While playing for the Royals he tallied up 74 appearances, 24 of them coming at Madejski Stadium.

He followed the club through the move out of Elm Park and to the Mad Stad, scoring his first goal in a 4-0 battering of Stoke at The Britannia.

The majority of his career was spent at Rushden & Diamonds, which he moved to off of a loan from Reading in 2001.

He made the most appearances for a club in his career with Rushden, notching up 143 across the league and cups, scoring a notable 14 goals.

The time came for Gray to part with the Diamonds and in 2005, he joined Oxford United on a free until the end of the season.

Moving on to 2009, Gray appeared in a film called The Damned United, where he portrays his father Eddie. He is currently associated with non-league side Guiseley AFC as a coach for the reserve team.

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