The Football League Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By John Lyons

HE’S been touted as one of the Cham­pi­onship’s star play­ers – and now Birm­ing­ham’s De­marai Gray is set to test his skills in the Premier League with Le­ices­ter City.

The 19-year-old winger has earned rave re­views since break­ing into the Blues’ team two years ago and it was clear he was head­ing for the top.

Premier League high-fly­ers Le­ices­ter have got in first, ac­ti­vat­ing a £3.75m release clause, and, bar­ring a last­minute hitch, the Eng­land U20 man will have the chance to help the Foxes con­tinue their amaz­ing top-flight sea­son.

Af­ter yes­ter­day’s 2-1 win against Brent­ford, Birm­ing­ham boss Gary Rowett said: “He’s a really good lad, he’s very hum­ble and he’s just so am­bi­tious that he wants to play in the Premier League – and he backs his own abil­ity to be able to han­dle that.

“The club’s done all it can to be fair to him and do what’s right for us – some money will go to strength­en­ing the team.”

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