FORMER Celtic midfielder Stuart Gray has passed away after illness at the age of 50.

The versatile left-sided performer who could also play at full-back came through the youth ranks at Parkhead and made his debut in a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in the east end of Glasgow on May 1 1993.

Gray, son of Scotland and Leeds legend Eddie and nephew of Frank Gray, who also played at international level and at Elland Road, made 32 first-team appearances for the Hoops.

HOOPS HOPEFUL…a young Stuart Gray with great ambitions at Celtic.

His solitary goal came in a 4-1 home triumph over Raith Rovers on May 4 1996.

The adaptable ace joined his ex-Hoops gaffer Tommy Burns at Reading two years later before leaving in 2001 for a four-year career at Rushden & Diamonds where he made 142 appearances.
Celtic sent their condolences and said: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Park are with Stuart’s family and friends at this very sad time.”
The champions will wear black armbands in tribute during the Premiership encounter with Ross County.
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