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21 June 2022

"I came from the background of playing that type of football so he knows that he can entrust me to do that"

Greg Leigh says that Kieran McKenna's brand of football was a big influence in him signing for Town.

The left-back, who has joined on a free transfer after departing Morecambe, became the third addition of the summer when he penned a two-year deal with the Blues on Monday.

Greg follows Freddie Ladapo and Dom Ball in signing ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, which is set to begin on Saturday, 30 July.

Having progressed through the academy at Manchester City, the Jamaica international is looking forward to returning to a possession-based style of football next term.

"I was chatting with the manager about the Club, the way he wants to play, my role and where the Club wants to go, and that was all massive for me in making my decision," the 27-year-old told iFollow Ipswich. "The talks were really positive.

"The manager spoke about playing a lot of football on the floor, playing around teams and keeping possession of the football. 

"That’s something I haven't done in my recent career but it was something I grew up doing. I came from the background of playing that type of football so he knows that he can entrust me to do that. 

"In the latter years of my youth team days up until U21s, we played purely possession football. The idea was to keep possession of the ball and control games. The manager here really believes in that and I do as well, so that’s why I think it’s a good fit. 

"Last year at Morecambe was a chance for me to show what I could do, especially defensively when you’re playing in a team that doesn’t have the lion’s share of possession a lot of the time. The new challenge for me will be playing in a team that has got the ball a lot more and looking to create more going forward."

Greg's first interview can be seen in full below.

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