Gary Woods (footballer)

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Gary Woods
Personal information
Full name Gary Woods[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Kettering, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
Number 34
Youth career
0000–2007 Cambridge United
2007–2008 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Doncaster Rovers 73 (0)
2013–2014 Watford 0 (0)
2014–2016 Leyton Orient 17 (0)
2015–2016 Ross County (loan) 12 (0)
2016– Hamilton Academical 0 (0)
National team
2007 England U18 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:09, 5 August 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:41, 24 August 2008

Gary Woods (born 1 October 1990) is an English footballer who currently plays for Hamilton Academical. He has previously played for Watford, Doncaster Rovers, Leyton Orient and Ross County.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Woods joined Manchester United from Cambridge United in July 2007 after trials with a host of Premier League sides, including Arsenal.[3] Described by Manchester United's under-18 coach Paul McGuinness as "a strong, brave goalkeeper with a strong personality",[4] he made his only appearance for Manchester United in a pre-season friendly against Aberdeen. His final days at Old Trafford were hampered with injuries and he was released in the summer of 2008.

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Woods joined Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer on 26 March 2009, signing a contract which would end at the end of 2009–10 season.[5] He made his professional debut one month later on 25 April 2009, when he replaced Neil Sullivan in the final minute of a 2–0 victory against Crystal Palace.[6] Woods made his full debut in Doncaster Rovers' home game against Burnley on 1 February 2011 and went on to supplant Sullivan as first choice goalkeeper for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.

Having started sporadically started in the 2011–12, Woods became first-choice goalkeeper in 2012–13 as Doncaster returned to League One following relegation from the Championship. However, despite playing 49 of 53 games as Doncaster took the League One title, he was released at the end of the season.[7]

Watford[edit]

Having trained with the club since the previous month, Woods signed a one-year deal with Championship side Watford on 9 September 2013.[8]

Leyton Orient[edit]

After one season with Watford, Woods signed for League One side Leyton Orient on 17 July 2014 on a two-year deal.[9] After 17 league appearances for Orient during the 2014–15 season, he found himself as number two behind Alex Cisak. On 1 September 2015, Woods went on loan with Scottish club Ross County until January 2016.[10] In May 2016, he was released from Leyton Orient when it was announced that he would not be retained when his contract expired.[11]

Ross County[edit]

Woods arrived on loan at Ross County from Leyton Orient on 1 September 2015, and made his debut off the bench in a 2–1 loss against rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Dingwall. His first full game was in a 2–0 win against second placed Aberdeen. After an injury for Scott Fox against Dundee United, Woods started in the Scottish League Cup Final against Hibernian on 13 March 2016. Ross County won 2–1 with Woods playing a pivotal role in the game, denying Hibernian player Liam Fontaine an equalising goal in injury time.[12]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

Woods signed for Hamilton Academical in July 2016.[13]

International career[edit]

Having previously played Victory Shield football for England at under-16 level,[3] Woods made his debut for the England under-18 side on 20 November 2007 as a substitute for Alex Smithies during a 2–0 friendly win over Ghana.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 August 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers 2008–09[15] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[17] Championship 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2011–12[18] Championship 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
2012–13[19] League One 42 0 2 0 3 0 2[a] 0 49 0
Total 73 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 82 0
Watford 2013–14[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leyton Orient 2014–15[21] League One 17 0 1 0 3 0 2[a] 0 23 0
2015–16[22] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 23 0
Ross County (loan) 2015–16[22] Scottish Premiership 12 0 2 0 2 0 16 0
Hamilton Academical 2016–17[23] Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 102 0 5 0 10 0 4 0 121 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Doncaster Rovers
Ross County

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Gary Woods". 11v11. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Get to know...Gary Woods". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rovers net goalkeeper Woods". doncasterroversfc.co.uk. Doncaster Rovers FC. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Doncaster sign Premier League duo". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Doncaster 2–0 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 25 April 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Doncaster Rovers: Gary Woods among quintet released". South Yorkshire Times. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL: Woods Signs". Watford FC. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140725212813/http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/football/orient/leyton_orient_sign_goalkeeper_woods_1_3688020. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Staggies sign goalkeeper Woods on loan". Press & Journal. 1 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Leyton Orient: Mathieu Baudry among eight players to leave League Two club". BBC Sport. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Wilson, Richard (13 March 2016). "Scottish League Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Ross County 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Hamilton Academical: Gary Woods signs, Jesus Garcia Tena injury blow". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "England 2–0 Ghana". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Gary Woods in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Gary Woods in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

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