Greg Leigh says he’s got a ‘point to prove’ at Aberdeen as he makes a short-term return to Pittodrie after a spell in the Netherlands.
The versatile defender spent a spell in the north-east last season on loan from Dutch side NAC Breda. It was thought that Leigh would complete a permanent switch in the summer but nothing came to fruition.
It looked increasingly unlikely Leigh would make a return as the summer rolled on but Derek McInnes moved to secure the Manchester City academy graduate’s services until January on Deadline Day after NAC Breda released him from contract.
Capable of playing left-back, centre-back and central midfield, Leigh add options for McInnes in the short-term. It’s much-needed defensive cover too after the departure of Scott McKenna to Nottingham Forest.
Leigh has spent much of his career battling injury, three serious ones coming his way so far. Upon his return to Pittodrie, the Englishman says he wants to prove some points in red.
“I have a big point to prove,” said Leigh (Red TV). “It’s weird as I’ve had three serious injuries in my career. This was the third one and the other two were when I was 15 and 16.
“It’s been a good time for me to reflect. The main thing for me is to play games or be continuously fit and available for selection. I haven’t been involved in anything since December which is obviously a long time out of football.
“I’m excited just to be surrounded by the boys again and training again.”