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Experienced defender Leon Legge joins on permanent deal

11 January 2022

Club News

Experienced defender Leon Legge joins on permanent deal

11 January 2022

We're excited to welcome centre half Leon Legge to Harrogate Town.

Standing at 6ft4, the 36-year-old arrives from League Two rivals Port Vale, having made over 100 appearances for the Valiants over the past three seasons.

A no-nonsense defender who prides himself on winning aerial duels and keeping a clean sheet, Legge will add an aggressive presence to the Town backline.

Legge's career began in Non-League featuring for the likes of Eastbourne, Hailsham and Lewes before making the move into the Football League with Brentford in 2009. He spent four years with the Bees and was part of their squad that finished runners up in the 2010/11 Football League Trophy.

The defender then joined Gillingham in 2013, initially on loan before helping them win promotion to League One.

Legge would go on to make more than 70 appearances for The Gills before signing for Cambridge United in 2015. He was named Supporter's Player of the Season in his debut year, and in his second season, proved to be a powerful threat in the attacking box as the defender contributed seven goals in the 50 games he played that campaign.

Legge would go on to captain the U's before moving to Port Vale in July 2018, where he also wore the armband.

Here's what the Gaffer had to say about our newest addition:

“We are really delighted to bring Leon in. We believe he will add aggression and leadership to our group. It remains so important to win the first ball in both boxes and we will be asking Leon to do that for us. Off the pitch, I know the lads will benefit from his professionalism, knowledge and dedication to the game.”

Legge will wear number 20.


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