21-year-old Greg Leigh was snapped up by the Manchester City Academy system in 2004 after being spotted playing for Manchester side Sale United. Progress with City eventually saw him join Crewe Alexandra on a three-month loan period during the 2014-15 season. His impact for the Railwaymen was such that his loan deal was extended to a full season loan and he went onto make 42 appearances. At the end of that season he returned to the Etihad Stadium, only to find himself released and without a club.
Despite an offer from Crewe Alexandra, Greg went to Bradford City, initially on a trial basis, but impressed Phil Parkinson enough to be offered a 12-month deal. It was a deal that Greg quickly accepted and signed. After making just nine appearances for the Bantams, Greg was offered a new deal at the end of last season but Shakers manager David Flitcroft pounced and also offered a deal to Greg, which was accepted and the former England Under-19 international has signed a two-year deal at Gigg Lane.