On the 5 May 2008, Gray was announced as the new manager of Basingstoke Town.
Gray, younger brother of Eddie, joined the club under Revie as a 17 year old midfielder and made his debut in 1973, scoring a goal in his first start. Revie had lost regular left back Terry Cooper to an horrific broken leg the year before and needed to find replacements, and Gray was given his chance as a left-back as a result.
He didn't stay in the side, with a reshuffled defence allowing Trevor Cherry to take the left back spot for the business end of the season which consisted of two Cup finals (the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup) both of which Leeds lost. Revie did, however, invite Gray to travel with the squad to Wembley and he sat next to his manager during the defeat to Sunderland.
Gray was similarly spared regular football in the first team at such an early age the following year, with Cherry settled into the left back role. Leeds won the League championship thanks to an unbeaten start to the season of 29 games. Gray only played three times and didn't qualify for a medal.
He got his chance the following season though, making 18 appearances in the League and usurping Cherry for the No.3 shirt in the European Cup final in Paris, which Leeds lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich. As the Revie team disbanded due to age - Revie himself had quit for the England manager's job the year before - Gray found himself tagged as one of the bright young things who would maintain the work of the previous team, alongside the likes of Gordon McQueen and Joe Jordan.
Gray slotted into the team and played in his second European Cup final in 1980, making him the first player to appear in the final for two different English clubs. This time he was successful as Forest won 1-0 against a useful Hamburg SV side which included Kevin Keegan. Gray also finished on the losing side earlier in the season when Forest were beaten in the League Cup final by Wolves, thanks to a single goal from unrelated fellow Scotsman Andy Gray.
Clarke was fired from Leeds after the drop and Gray's brother Eddie took over. The younger Gray played for four years under his brother's stewardship but Leeds couldn't regain promotion and Gray left for Sunderland in 1985, this time never to return. His tally for Leeds stood up at 396 appearances and 35 goals.
Gray was selected for Scotland's World Cup squad for the 1982 tournament in Spain, and he played in all three of the group games against New Zealand, Brazil and the USSR, though Scotland didn't progress further.
His international career had ended in 1983 after 32 appearances and one goal.
Gray was appointed manager at Woking on 3 May 2007 on a two-year deal, replacing Glenn Cockerill. However he departed by mutual consent on 8 April 2008.
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