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SIGNING | Greg Leigh

9 July 2021

Morecambe Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of defender Greg Leigh on a one-year deal.

Leigh, 26, progressed through the youth ranks at Manchester City before enjoying spells with the likes of Crewe Alexandra, Bury and most recently, Aberdeen.

The full-back, who represents Jamaica at international level after being handed his debut in November 2020, is hungry to get started with the Shrimps.

“It’s been good to get to know people in a setting where we’re all together, day after day, getting training under our belts,” said Leigh. 

“When speaking with the gaffer, he has a real idea of how he wants to play and where he wants the club to go and himself, his players so he was really clear and ambitious, and I like that a lot.”

Speaking of what he can bring to the team, Leigh added: “The main thing is athletic ability, power, that kind of thing and I really want to bring that to the table and show what I can do.

“I’ve been unfortunate with injuries so I’m looking forward to putting them behind me and really propelling forward.” 

The Sale-born defender becomes Stephen Robinson’s seventh permanent signing of the summer window, and the Shrimps’ boss is delighted to get the deal done. 

“He’s a boy I’ve tried to sign two or three times at Motherwell and wasn’t able to get him, but he comes with good pedigree,” Robinson said.

“He’s had injury problems so that’s probably the reason we’ve got him, otherwise he’d be playing at a higher level so it’s a case now of keeping him fit, working slowly with him at the moment and getting him back to full fitness and I think he’ll be a big asset to us. 

“Greg is versatile, he can play left-back, he can play in midfield as well and he gives us that pace and energy.” 

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