Bognor Regis midfielder Tommy Leigh makes dream EFL move

BOGNOR REGIS TOWN midfielder Tommy Leigh has completed a dream move to League One side Accrington Stanley.

The two clubs have agreed a deal and the 21-year-old prospect has finalised personal terms. Now the talented playmaker is set to knuckle down and hopes to force his way into manager John Coleman’s first team plans for the forthcoming season.

Bognor will be paid compensation because of his age – and while boss Jack Pearce is sorry to see Leigh move on, the club felt they could not stand in his way.

Leigh, whose brother Ashton remains at the club and played in the 3-0 loss to Burton Albion last Saturday in a pre-season friendly, joined Bognor from Portsmouth side Baffins Milton Rovers in 2019.

And Pearce said: “Tommy’s done very well in the short time he’s been with us and deserves his chance.

“It’s heartening to see him make the progress he has done with us and he departs with our best wishes.

“We’ll follow his journey with interest and we hope he can continue his footballing development at the Crown Ground.”

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