Demarai Gray Admits He Must Be Patient at Leicester Amid Struggles for Regular Action

Demarai Gray admits he has no choice but to be patient at Leicester City, despite the winger's lack of game time for the Foxes this season.

The 23-year-old has featured 21 times in all competitions this season under Brendan Rodgers, but has only started seven games, providing just two goals and three assists across the course of the campaign.

The Englishman has found himself falling further and further down the pecking order at King Power Stadium, but insists he has to be patient as Leicester continue their charge for Champions League qualification.

Demarai Gray

As quoted by ​LeicestershireLive, Gray stated: "It is very difficult. I just want to play. Patience, I don’t have a choice really, I have to be patient. 

"I can only train and whatever minutes I do get, I have to try to take them. It isn’t easy but it is one of those things. I have to try to get back to a consistent run of games. When I get a run of games and opportunities I hope I can do that [improve his goals and assists tally]. At the minute I just have to be patient and try to continue to work hard."

Gray has failed to impose himself on Rodgers during the manager's tenure, and has also struggled for consistent first-team football ever since joining ​Leicester from Birmingham back in January 2016.

The summer signing of Ayoze Perez has further restricted his minutes on the pitch, while the improved form of fellow countryman Harvey Barnes has meant that Gray has barely had a sniff of regular football this season, especially in the ​Premier League.

Gray's contract expires in June 2021 and, as a result, the wideman has been touted with a move away from Leicester in a bid to get more game time under his belt. However, Gray insists that he's not thinking about his current deal at King Power just yet.

"I have had a few conversations with the manager over the course of the season but nothing too much on that right now," Gray added

Brendan Rodgers

"We are in the last 10 games of the season. It is an important time for the club. We have targets and things to achieve. I am not thinking about it. When I play I hope I can help the team achieve those targets."

Source : 90min