Birmingham City captain Paul Robinson believes teenage star Demarai Gray could go on to emulate England internationals Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.
Robinson who has been an advocate of Gray continuing his education as a player at St. Andrew’s insists that the youngster is best served by staying in his current environment for the immediate future.
“He could be fantastic,” Robinson said, “He could be like a Sterling or Sturridge – those type of players.”
“He’s got the speed, he’s got both feet, he can go past players like they are not there. All he needs to add is that little bit more strength then for me he is a top, top player.”
“We have done a fantastic job keeping him, we know the summer is coming and there will be a lot of eagles out there trying to poach him but for now he’s a Birmingham player and he’s getting his head down and concentrating on doing his job.”
“I know the financial side of it is fantastic, when the players see these amounts of money that are being chucked at them at a young age. But for me he’s just got to look at the bigger picture, which for him is playing week in, week out at Birmingham.”
“That’s how he will get better and develop and then he will move on to a bigger club. It’s a great boost for us, he’s still young, still developing and learning the game and for me he’s at the best club for him to do that.”