Woodhouse, Sheffield born full back Willis Gregg played for Mexborough Town in 1931 from where he joined Second Division Chesterfield in 1932, making his Football League debut that September at Port Vale in what proved to be his only appearance for the club. He joined Torquay United in 1934 spending 2 seasons in Devon and making 55 appearances before returning north to join Accrington Stanley in 1936. A single season at Stanley, making 40 appearances, before joining First Division Manchester City in the summer of 1937, where he appeared only twice in their 1937-38 relegation season and had played only 7 further games the next season in the Second Division before Chester signed him in November 1938. He scored 3 goals, all penalties, for Chester in 39 appearances before peacetime football was suspended due to the advent of World War Two. After the War he played non league football for Beighton Miners Welfare in 1945 and Buxton in 1946.