Archie Gray breaks Leeds United record with Wembley appearance against Southampton

Archie Gray has become the youngest Leeds United player to feature at Wembley following his inclusion in the starting line-up in the Championship play-off final against Southampton.

The Whites currently trail Russell Martin's side at half-time. Will Smallbone's clever pass allowed Adam Armstrong to close in on Illan Meslier's goal, finishing low into the bottom corner.

Daniel Farke's side will have to show their powers of recovery once again should they secure a place in next year's Premier League. Leeds lost both league encounters against the Saints this term, the most recent of which came last month at Elland Road, with Gray perhaps pivotal to turning the game around.

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The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough year at the West Yorkshire outfit, operating in the right-back position having risen through the academy ranks as a central midfielder. The youngster has made over 50 appearances in all competitions this season, and was awarded the Championship's Young Player of the Year award.

Gray can now add another accolade to his flourishing career, becoming the youngest Leeds player to feature at Wembley. The previous record was held by none other than his father, Andy, who made one of his first senior appearances for the Whites in the 1996 League Cup final against Aston Villa.

He comes from a family engrained in Leeds history, with his grandfather, Frank Gray, playing for the club in two different spells during the 1970's and 80's. Along with that, he is also the great nephew of Eddie Gray, who is in attendance at Wembley.