Published: 07/01/2013 08:07 - Updated: 06/01/2013 17:49

Football: Andre Gray staying put amid Peterborough interest

Written byKEVIN AFFLECK

Andre Gray has been in prolific form this season. Picture by Gareth Owen Andre Gray has been in prolific form this season. Picture by Gareth Owen

Andre Gray has signalled his intention to ply his trade at the highest possible level but feels this month would not be the right time to move as he is focussed on winning promotion with Luton Town.

But amid interest from Peterborough, who have a history of plucking forwards from the lower leagues, both the striker and managing director Gary Sweet have left the door open for a transfer this month should the right bid be tabled.

“My agent already knows I don’t want to go in January, I don’t think,” said Gray while Sweet told another newspaper he would “sit down” if a Championship club came “knocking on the door” as “we don’t want to hold players back.”

Luton signed Gray, 21, for £30,000 from Hinckley United in the summer and his value is likely to have increased ten fold following 12 goals in 32 appearances, including six in his last six games.

“I want to go as high as I can,” Gray said. “But I don’t want to get ahead of myself as I’m here for a reason. I’ll still keep working hard and hopefully achieve that one day.

“I’ve seen the speculation get to some players thinking they are going to get somewhere. I don’t listen to it and I just want to get promoted with Luton.”

Gray says he has told his agent he is not looking to move this month

“My desire is to play in the Championship or Premier League,” Gray said. “Unless an opportunity like that comes along I wouldn’t leave. I want to get promoted with this club. I’ve got the right understanding [with my agent]. I want to let my football do the talking.”

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