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Ipswich Town complete signing of former Morecambe and Manchester City left-back Greg Leigh



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Ipswich Town have confirmed the arrival of left-back Greg Leigh, with the defender penning a two-year deal at Portman Road.

It was reported earlier today that Town were close to making the former Morecambe left-back the third signing of the summer.

The 27-year-old left the Shrimpers after his contract expired at the end of a sensational year that saw them remain in League One at the first attempt.

Greg Leigh is Ipswich Town's third summer signing. Picture: ITFC (57439297)
Greg Leigh is Ipswich Town's third summer signing. Picture: ITFC (57439297)

He made 41 appearances in all competitions for Derek Adams' side last season, scoring twice.

"It’s a massive step for me and I’m really excited," he told the club website.

"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."

Leigh will add much-needed depth to Kieran McKenna's squad, with Matt Penney the only current option at left-back.

The Town boss 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."