Gray stakes claims for Foxes start

Gray stakes claims for Foxes start

Demarai Gray further staked his claim to be a regular starter at Leicester City after scoring the winning goal for England Under-21s.

The highly-rated 20-year-old winger, who joined the Foxes in January from Birmingham City in January, has been on the fringes of boss Claudio Ranieri's plans since.

Gray made 12 Premier League appearances in the second half of last season as Leicester won the title, while he has only made one start this term - in the opening-day defeat at Hull City.

However, Gray has been featuring from the bench in the majority of games and scored a stunning consolation goal in the 4-1 defeat at Manchester United on September 24.

He will be looking to become a permanent fixture in Ranieri's starting XI at the King Power Stadium and again showed his prowess in front of goal on Thursday evening when he got on the end of Southampton star Nathan Redmond's low cross and fired in to give the Young Lions a 1-0 win in Kazakhstan.

Gray will again hope to feature in the game against Bosnia next week as the Under-21s have already qualified for the Under-21 European Championship finals in Poland next year.