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GREG LEIGH JOINS TOWN

20 June 2022

Jamaica international pens two-year deal with the Blues

Greg Leigh is Town's third signing of the summer.

The left-back, who spent last season in League One with Morecambe, has penned a two-year deal with the Blues. 

Born in Sale, the now 27-year-old came through the ranks at Manchester City, enjoying a loan spell at Crewe before departing the Etihad Stadium on a permanent basis to join Bradford City in 2015. 

After one season with the Bantams, Greg opted to join Bury, where he spent two seasons competing in the third tier.

He then swapped Greater Manchester for the Netherlands, signing for Dutch first division side NAC Breda.

The defender spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Aberdeen, before making the move permanent a year later. 

Greg, who had previously represented England at U19 level, was also called up to Jamaica during his time with the Scottish outfit. 

Making his debut against Saudi Arabia in November 2020, he now has eight caps for the ‘Reggae Boyz’, most recently featuring in a 2-1 World Cup qualifier win over Honduras in March. 

"It’s a massive step for me and I’m really excited," Greg told iFollow Ipswich after signing for the Blues.

"I’m a physical player with speed and agility, who is also good in the air. 

"I’m comfortable on the ball, and I’ll hopefully be able to show that I can do both sides of the game, going forward as well as defensively."

Town manager Kieran McKenna added: "We’re delighted to have Greg on board. He has lots of good physical attributes which will add to the squad.

"He comes with good pedigree, having been through the academy at Manchester City as well as playing for England U19 and at senior international level with Jamaica.

"We’ve got three through the door fairly early on which is great, and I’m pleased with the business we’ve done so far.

"I’m also delighted that we’ve secured the futures of some of our senior players as well as some of the younger players who will continue to develop over the coming years in and around the squad."


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