Gray wants to stay a Claret
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland's Andy Gray has resurrected his career at Burnley and wants to stay.
Sunderland's Andy Gray has resurrected his career at Burnley, and now wants to stay at the Lancashire club for a few years, at least.
The 28-year-old striker moved on loan, from his relegation-bound side, to Turf Moor for first team football and has since rediscovered his goalscoring touch.
In seven disastrous months with The Black Cats he scored just once, but has already netted three times in five games for The Clarets.
He has always had faith in his own form, but feels much happier playing at the Championship club under a determined boss like Steve Cotterill.
He said: "I was always confident I would score goals.
"I had a bad time at Sunderland and I just wanted to get away from there and play football.
"I could have gone to other clubs on loan, but I wanted to go somewhere I was going to stay for at least a few years.
"The manager was very optimistic for the future of the club.
"It was his overall ambition of where he, and the club, want to go, which made the decision easier."