Grayson has announced on his personal Twitter account that is set to leave Blackburn after 15 years with the club this summer, with the 22-year-old suggesting he is now ready for a fresh challenge. He managed to make two first-team appearances during his time with the club which came 12 months apart against Lincoln City and Oldham Athletic.
— Joe Grayson (@joegrayson_) May 13, 2021
The 22-year-old had spent time on loan with Oxford United this season in League One and has managed to make four appearances in the league for Karl Robinson’s side. He will now be needing to try and find a new permanent home in the summer and will be aiming to find a club where he will be able to feature on a more regular basis.
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Grayson’s dad is currently in charge of Fleetwood in League One, and he took to his personal Instagram account to offer the 22-year-old a motivational message following him announcing his departure from Blackburn.
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Grayson will know all about what his son will be feeling at the moment as he starts his search for a new permanent home in the summer. Leaving a club you have been connected to for 15 years can not be an easy thing to do, but the 22-year-old should get the chance to move to another club maybe lower down the football league in League One or League Two you feel.
Fleetwood might also want to take a look at Grayson, if his dad believes that he has the right sort of qualities that would enhance the group of players he has to work with. If not, then the 22-year-old will have to work hard to try and force a move through elsewhere, and he will be hoping he could get more game time at his next club than he has been able to during his loan spell with Oxford.
It will now be interesting to see where Grayson ends up this summer and it is vital for his long-term development that he makes the right decision now. He is at the age where you need to start playing regular first-team football week in week out and that is something he needs to prioritise when signing for his next club.