Greg Leigh has returned to English football following his exit from Aberdeen, the Manchester City academy graduate signing for English League One club Morecambe.

The left-back had two spells at Aberdeen but injury disrupted both, making 33 appearances overall. Leigh started his career at Manchester City and progressed through the academy into the first-team, but senior opportunities. He has not played in England since 2018 after leaving the now defunct Bury FC.

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Manchester City academy graduate Greg Leigh returns to England with Morecambe. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Morecambe – managed by former Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson – have handed the former Aberdeen defender a one-year deal. Robinson said: “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.

“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 can play left-back, he can play in midfield. He gives us that pace and energy.” 

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