Gray shuns Stoke switch
Charlton striker Andy Gray has turned down a move to Premier League strugglers Stoke City.
Last Updated: 16/01/09 11:40am
Charlton Athletic striker Andy Gray has turned down a move to Premier League strugglers Stoke City.
Potters boss Tony Pulis is looking to beef up his attacking options in January and has already brought in James Beattie from Sheffield United.
He has also made an enquiry for Gray, who has scored seven goals in 25 appearances for the Championship's bottom club this season.
However, Addicks chief Phil Parkinson has revealed the former Burnley forward rejected the move due to concerns over how often he would play at Stoke.
"There was an enquiry from Stoke about Andy, but he turned it down," Parkinson told the club's official website.
"It came out of the blue, but Andy wasn't keen on going up there. They're a big club - a Premier League club - but Andy wants to play and it looked like he would be back-up to all the strikers they've got up there and it didn't appeal to him.
"It's flattering for Andy that a Premier League side enquired about him, but he's in my thoughts for Saturday and I'm looking forward to him putting in a very good performance."
Gray is now expected to come back into Charlton's starting line-up for Saturday's Championship game at Sheffield Wednesday.