Gray keen to impress at Barnet

Hawick Youth FC’s star striker Euan Gray has been invited to a trial at English Conference side Barnet, writes Ronan Alexander.

The Bees were relegated from League Two last year, despite having former Dutch playmaker Edgar Davids in their ranks, who won 74 caps for his country and is now head coach at the English club.

When Gray saw the chance to trial with the club, he took the opportunity with both hands.

He said: “Once I saw the advert I applied straight away because it looked like a good opportunity.”

The Hawick Youth Under-17 player of the year is keen to impress during his week’s stay down England.

“It meant a lot to me when I found out I got in because I really wanted a chance to prove myself in front of scouts,” the 16-year-old, who hopes to fulfill his childhood dream of making football his career, added.

“Since I was young all I have wanted to do is become a professional footballer.

“I will give it my best shot and hope it’s good enough.”