Gray hailed after first Premier League hat-trick for Clarets

Former Luton Town striker Andre Gray was celebrating his first Premier League hat-trick recently after scoring a treble against Sunderland.

Saturday, 7th January 2017, 8:32 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:02 pm
Andre Gray celebrates a goal for Luton with Cameron McGeehan
Andre Gray celebrates a goal for Luton with Cameron McGeehan

The ex-Hatter, who notched 57 goals in 111 games while at Kenilworth Road, became the first Burnley to notch a trio in the top flight of English football, as he scored inside 22 minutes either side of half time during the 4-1 victory.

Former team-mate Cameron McGeehan was thrilled to see Gray on target, as he said: “It’s wicked, I’m delighted for him as he’s a top player.

“I was lucky enough to play with him when he was here, and still speak to him now and again.

“He’s flying. He had a tough start in the Prem, had a ban which was a bit unjust, bit unfair, but I loved playing with him, he’s going to go all the way I think.

“People talk about (Jamie) Vardy and Andre Gray, they’re the names that come to your head because they’ve done almost the impossible.

“They’ve gone all the way through the leagues, well he’s skipped out a few leagues, he’s a hard working guy.

“I’m just lucky to play with him and hopefully one day maybe play with him again.”