Reggae Boy Leigh inks Ipswich deal
Jamaica’s Greg Leigh (centre) attempts to dismantle the Honduras double team of Kevin Lopez (left) and Bryan Acosta during their Concacaf World Cup qualifier at National Stadium earlier this year. Jamaica won 2-1.

LONDON, England (CMC) — Reggae Boy Greg Leigh has taken a “massive step” by penning a two-year deal with English League One side Ipswich Town.

The 27-year-old left-back played 47 games for League One rivals Morecambe last season, scoring twice, but was not offered a new contract by the Lancashire outfit.

Leigh appeared for England’s Under-19 side before choosing to play for Jamaica and has eight international caps for the Reggae Boyz so far.

Leigh, who began his career as a trainee at Manchester City, also had spells at two other English teams, Bradford City and Bury, as well as with Dutch outfit NAC Breda and Scottish side Aberdeen.

“He has lots of good physical attributes which will add to the squad,” Ipswich Manager Kieran McKenna said.

Leigh is the third summer signing for Ipswich, a Suffolk club, who finished 11th last season, following the arrival of Freddie Ladapo and Dom Ball.

“It’s a massive step for me and I’m really excited,” Leigh said

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