Gray out to emulate Giggs
Barnsley striker Andy Gray hopes to follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs and prolong his career for at least another four years.
Last Updated: 03/10/11 9:43am
Veteran Barnsley striker Andy Gray hopes to follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs and prolong his career for at least another four years.
The 33-year-old, who turns 34 in November, scored his 100th and 101st goals in Saturday's win over Coventry and is pleased his dedication to fitness is continuing to provide rewards.
Gray now wants to emulate Manchester United star Giggs by continuing his career into his late thirties.
He said: "It's a nice achievement to reach the 100 league goal mark and there are a few left in me.
"I look at people like Ryan Giggs and I think I can keep on going like that, maybe for another four years. I feel fitter than I've ever done."
Gray has also credited the tactics of Barnsley boss Keith Hill, which have provided him with more goalscoring opportunities.
He said: "The new manager has been fantastic. He wants us to play football and we have been passing some teams off the park.
"His style has helped me, as I'm a big target man. We are getting lots of balls into me - it suits the way I play."