James Gray: Southport cancel loan after one training session

James Gray
Accrington Stanley striker James Gray is the son of Northern Ireland international Phil Gray

Conference side Southport have cancelled the loan agreement to sign Accrington striker James Gray after just one training session.

The 22-year-old Northern Ireland Under-21 international had agreed a move until the the end of the season.

"James attended training on Thursday with us," said Port boss Paul Carden.

"After shaking hands on it, James contacted me raising doubts about the move. Therefore it is best James stays at Accrington where he's not playing."

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"I would like to thank (Accrington boss) John Coleman for his support in this matter, but I can't take a player who has doubts about playing in the Conference."

Gray had scored five goals in his first eight appearances this season, but has not netted for the League Two side since September.

He came through the youth system at Middlesbrough, and after his release moved to Darlington and Kettering before he joined Stanley in 2012.

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