Demarai Gray backs Marc Albrighton for England call-up

Leicester City winger Demarai Gray believes his teammate Marc Albrighton deserves a call-up to the England national side after his recent uplift in form in the Premier League. The former Aston Villa man played a key role during the Foxes’ 2015/16 title-winning campaign, but he could not make the cut for England ahead of the likes of Jamie Vardy and Danny Drinkwater.

Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate is expected to look at different options ahead of next summer’s World Cup, and Gray, who has been tipped for a debut, has backed Albrighton for the same. He said: “Marc was different class [against Burnley]. You know what you’re going to get from him every week but especially on Saturday. He was good on the ball, creative and he did us proud – he didn’t stop running. That’s what he brings and he did very well.
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