Mickey makes his bow

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by Kate Smith

Michael Gray made his SAFC debut 20 years ago today.

Michael Gray clocked up a Sunderland milestone on this day in 1992.

Gray, who signed apprentice forms with the club in 1990, made his debut as a substitute for Kevin Ball in a 1-0 win at Derby County on November 21, 1992.

The appearance was the first of 410 for the club, earning Gray ninth spot in Sunderland's list of all-time appearance makers.

Gray scored 17 goals - including the club's first-ever tally in the Premier League - and earned three caps for England while with the club.

He moved on to Celtic (on loan) in July 2003 before joining Blackburn permanently in the following January. He has also represented Leeds, Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday.

The left-sided player retired in summer 2010 and now works in the media.