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Leicester winger Demarai Gray has to step up during Marc Albrighton’s injury absence

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Leicester winger Demarai Gray has to step up during Marc Albrighton’s injury absence

Leicester City have been dealt a frustrating blow that winger Marc Albrighton may not play again before the end of the season.

Manager Claude Puel has confirmed (official Twitter) that the 29-year-old will have surgery on a serious hamstring injury.

He’s arguably been the pick of the Foxes options in wide areas this campaign at the King Power Stadium and is a bis miss.

Leicester do have promising young talent Harvey Barnes back from his loan spell at West Brom and the early sings are that he can make a positive impact in the first team.

Meanwhile, Rachid Ghezzal is another winger that can slot into the team during Albrighton’s absence and does have a lethal left foot.

 

But it’s Demarai Gray that really needs to step up and raise his game.

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Gray is currently having another underwhelming season, where he’s lacking quality in the final third and frustrating supporters.

The 22-year-old certainly still has time on his side and has enjoyed his fair share of success since he joined from Birmingham City.

But there is always the feeling there is more to come from him and he’s not quite managed to make the step up as of yet.

The speed machine, who earns £50,000-a-week (Spotrac), has scored just three goals and supplied one assist in 27 games across all competitions this season.

He is a left-winger that should view Albrighton’s injury as a reprieve, as it should mean he keeps his spot in Puel’s XI and he needs to make the most of it with more clinical performances.

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