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INTERVIEW: I'm pleased to get it all sorted

Louis Gray on extending his stay with United

28 December 2018

We caught up with goalkeeper Louis Gray this afternoon to get his thoughts on his contract extension which will see him remain at Brunton Park until the end of the current season.

“I’m pleased to get it all sorted,” he said. “I’ve known about it for a while, so it was just a case of getting it over the line, and I’m chuffed it’s done now.

“I was obviously here last season, but that didn’t pan out the way I wanted it to. It was good when I got the phone call from Dan Watson asking me to come back a couple of months ago, which I was delighted with.

"It’s a great group of lads here so I was buzzing to come back and get going again."

“I’ve been enjoying the last couple of months," he told us. "When I came back it felt like I’d never been away and I settled back in really quickly.

“Being a goalkeeper can be difficult, because there’s only one position to play for, but I’ve just got to do everything I can in training. I feel like I’m training really well at the moment, and I’m showing the coaches that I’m ready for the chance when it comes.

“I’d like to think I’m pushing Adam [Collin] all the way. He’s performing really well at the moment so I’ve just got to make sure I’m ready, if I get a chance.

"I’ll always back myself and my ability, and I think the coaches all know what i can do. I’ve just got to be patient and make sure I don’t get frustrated so I’m ready when the chance comes."

On the change of goalkeeper coach, he said: “Dan [Watson] left a few days after I came back - but I don’t think it was my fault!

"We had a few different keeper coaches in before Craig [Wight] was appointed, and he’s been a breath of fresh air. He’s full of enthusiasm and he makes coming into work every day enjoyable.

“Myself and Adam get on well, and it helps that we share a room wherever we go. We push each other every day in training.

"Adam is a bit older than me so he doesn’t do as much as I do in training, he has to look after his body and focus on games.

"My priority is performing well in training and making sure I’m ready.”

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