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Wylde Wings In

30 June 2015

DEREK Adams has made his second signing in as many days by adding winger Gregg Wylde to his squad.

Gregg becomes the third new signing for the Pilgrims this summer, with Gary Sawyer and Jake Jervis also having put pen to paper.

Gregg, 24, spent last season playing for St Mirren, making 44 appearances for the Saints, scoring three times, however was released following their relegation from the Scottish Premier League.

Born in Kilkintilloch, north of Glasgow, home of Argyle legend Sammy Black, Gregg signed for Rangers at the age of 14 and made his senior debut for the club in August 2009 at the age of 18. He went on to make 38 league appearances for the Gers, scoring twice. 

In his time at the club, he won the Scottish Premier League in his debut 2010-11 campaign, and the Scottish League Cup in 2011. Gregg played 103 minutes of the Scottish League Cup final against Celtic, leaving the pitch with Rangers winning 2-1, the scoreline which eventually decided the tie.

The 24-year-old has already played in the Europa League for Rangers, in 2011, at the round of 16. He played the final 10 minutes of the first-leg tie against PSV at their Philips Stadion in a 0-0 draw, and then the full 90 minutes for Rangers as they lost 1-0 to the Dutch side at Ibrox.

When Rangers entered administration in 2012, Gregg volunteered to have his contract terminated, meaning he would not get the redundancy payment he was entitled to from the club. He said that this was to help other members of staff keep their jobs at the club.

Following his time at Rangers, Gregg signed for Bolton Wanderers on a three-year deal. The Trotters had already shown interest in Gregg during his time at Rangers, and had a £400,000 bid turned down, so when Wylde became a free agent, the Championship side were fast to act and sign up the 5ft 8in winger.

His time at Bolton did not work out, however, as he failed to make a first-team appearance. Gregg went on loan to Bury in November, 2012, initially for a month. However, the loan was extended by an extra month, with Gregg making a total of four league appearances. Bolton released Gregg at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

Gregg's next move took him back to Scotland, to Aberdeen in June 2013. He spent six months at the club, making eight league appearances and scoring one goal. Following his release from Aberdeen he signed for St Mirren on January, 15, 2014.

Welcome to Home Park, Gregg.


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