Gregory returns to the Rooks – Lewes Community Football Club

Gregory returns to the Rooks

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Lewes FC have signed Peter Gregory, some seven years after he last played for the club.

Peter joined the Rooks from Portsmouth in 2012 and went on to make 10 appearances before signing for Nottingham Forest. He’s since been on something of a world tour, playing for Portugese side SC Beira-Mar, going on trial with professional clubs in Turkey and Scotland, and appearing for several sides in the US, most recently Orange County in the National Premier Soccer League.

The Eastbourne-born 27 year old has now returned home and – after a protracted wait for international clearance – he is ready to join Darren Freeman’s squad for today’s FA Cup match at Leatherhead.

Peter’s last game was earlier this summer, when he turned out for Orange County against LA Galaxy, in the US equivalent of the FA Cup. Peter said he originally went to the US “on a vacation” but a friend of his knew the owner of Orange County and he signed for the club over the summer. “I played four games towards the end of their season, and scored two and assisted 11 goals.”

Rooks fans with decent memories may remember Peter as a nippy winger, but he’s also played at full-back and up front throughout his career. “When I played at Portsmouth and went to Lewes I was a right wing-back. Since playing in Portugal and going on trial to Galatasary, they suggested playing as winger and a forward. I like to play in that position because that’s what I’m good at, getting forward and behind players. But I’ll work hard anywhere for the team.”

Darren is pleased to finally have Peter available for selection. “I’m obviously delighted to have Peter on board,” he told us.

“Peter’s played at a very good level. He will bring pace and versatility to the side, as well as goals. We’re looking forward to seeing him play.”