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Townsend hails Everton teammate Gray as 'special, special talent'

Andros Townsend is full of praise for fellow Everton summer signing Demarai Gray.

Both wingers have impressed since arriving at Goodison Park.

Townsend told the Liverpool Echo: “He's the player that I remember playing against at Leicester City.

“I don't know what happened in between but he's a special, special talent.

“We saw that when he was coming through, maybe he lost his way a bit but he's back now and he's showing us the player that was tipped for big things and at £1.5million, it looks like probably the bargain of the season, so listen, we've had a right touch.

“The manager, the way he is, he won't let him get carried away, he won't let him rest on his laurels. He'll keep drumming into him the core basics of football and what he wants him to do on a daily basis.

“I think Demarai has got the right manager at this stage of his career to get the best out of him."

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