Published on: Nov 30 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Glenelg has locked in the homecoming of skillful utility Cory Gregson, with the delisted Geelong forward targeting a Round 1 start with the Tigers in 2019.

Struck down by a debilitating foot injury which restricted him to 39 AFL games with the Cats in four seasons, Gregson revealed he has resumed running since his latest bout of surgery in July.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 22-year-old said he’s encouraged by his progress given he is pain free during, and after, each running session in the past month.

After playing five League matches with the Bays in 2014, the former gymnast burst on to the elite scene by playing 20 games with Geelong in 2015 after being selected at pick No.47 in the AFL Draft.

But he has since been restricted due to the navicular bone in his foot, resulting in him being released by the Cats in September.

Measuring in at 175cm and 79kg, he is now refreshed and excited to spend more time in the midfield under Bays coach Mark Stone.

Even while playing in the VFL for the Cats, Gregson was chiefly stationed inside attacking 50m but he is likely to be used for longer around the centre square upon his return to Brighton Road.

Now set to start his off-field career as a carpenter, Gregson is looking forward to playing alongside fellow midfield recruit Luke Partington as well as good mates such as Elliot Chalmers, Matt Snook, co-captain Andrew Bradley and 2018 best-and-fairest Max Proud.