Shackleton: Exciting future ahead for Leeds youngster Gray

Jamie Shackleton says Leeds United teammate Archie Gray is set for a big future.

Shackleton is currently on-loan with Millwall.

“I’ve seen a fair bit of Archie,” Shackleton reveals. “I trained with him last year and this year I played in the game against Blackpool just before I moved down here [to Millwall] which he started in.

“He pretty much ran the show. We were playing against Championship midfielders that day and at 16 he was giving them the run around and getting stuck in as well. He can hold his own and I haven’t seen that many players who are able to do that at such a young age. There’s a lot more exciting things to come from him, simply because he’s so good at his age and because of how many years he’s got to improve.”

Gray’s grandfather Frank played 396 times for Leeds across two spells during the 1970s and 1980s respectively. Frank, who also played at left-back for Scotland at the 1982 World Cup, finished runners-up in the FA Cup, European Cup Winners’ Cup, FA Charity Shield and European Cup at Elland Road.