Martin Woods

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Martin Woods
Personal information
Full name Martin Paul Woods
Date of birth (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Airdrie, Scotland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ross County
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Leeds United 1 (0)
2005 Hartlepool United (loan) 6 (0)
2005–2006 Sunderland 7 (0)
2006–2007 Rotherham United 36 (4)
2007–2013 Doncaster Rovers 113 (7)
2008 Yeovil Town (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Doncaster Rovers 4 (0)
2014 Barnsley 8 (0)
2014–2015 Ross County 27 (2)
2015 Shrewsbury Town 4 (0)
2015– Ross County 5 (0)
National team
Scotland U17
Scotland U19
2006 Scotland U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:25, 31 October 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Martin Paul Woods (born 1 January 1986) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Ross County.

Woods career started at Leeds United and during his time there had a spell on loan at Hartlepool United. He then moved on to Sunderland, Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers, and also spent time on loan at Yeovil Town. Following a short spell at Barnsley, Woods signed for Ross County in October 2014, spending one season at the club before moving to Shrewsbury Town. In August 2015, he signed for Ross County for a second time.

Football career[edit]

Leeds United[edit]

Woods started his career at the Leeds United academy, where he was capped by Scotland Youth. He made just one substitute appearance for the first team. In September 2004, he went on loan to Hartlepool United,[1] making his professional debut in a 3-2 defeat away at Oldham Athletic on 11 September 2004.[2] In October 2004, his loan was extended for a second month.[3]

Sunderland[edit]

At the end of his Leeds contract, Woods turned down a new deal, in favour of joining Sunderland.[4] He made seven appearances in the Premier League, but this included only one start. In May 2006, Woods was released by Sunderland.[5]

Rotherham United[edit]

After leaving Sunderland, Woods signed for Rotherham United in League One.[6] He scored his first senior goal, described as "spectacular" by BBC Sport, in a 3–2 defeat against Doncaster Rovers on 27 January 2007.[7]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

On 5 June 2007, Woods transferred to Doncaster Rovers, agreeing a four year contract.[8] He signed another long-term contract extension in September 2010.[9]

Following his release in the summer of 2013, he had a final brief spell at the club on non-contract terms,[10] before opting to join Barnsley.

Barnsley[edit]

Woods signed for Barnsley on a short-term deal at the end of the January 2014 transfer window.[11]

Ross County[edit]

Woods signed for Scottish Premiership club Ross County in October 2014, agreeing a contract until the end of January 2015.[12] He made his debut on 25 October 2014, as a substitute in a 2–2 draw against St. Mirren.[13] On 7 January 2015, Woods extended his contract until the end of the season.[14]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

At the end of the Scottish Premiership season, Woods joined newly-promoted League One side Shrewsbury Town in May 2015.[15]

Ross County (second spell)[edit]

On 31 August 2015, having asked to be released from his contract with Shrewsbury, Woods returned to Ross County, signing a two-year contract with the option of a third.[16]

International career[edit]

Woods has been capped by Scotland at School boy, under-17, under-19 and under-21[17] level.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 September 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leeds United 2004–05[18] Championship 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2004–05[18] League One 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
Sunderland 2005–06[19] Premier League 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Rotherham United 2006–07[20] League One 36 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 39 4
Doncaster Rovers 2007–08[21] 14 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 20 1
2008–09[22] Championship 41 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 46 2
2009–10[23] 24 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 26 5
2010–11[24] 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2011–12[25] 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13[26] League One 15 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 19 1
2013–14[27] Championship 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 117 7 9 1 7 1 3 1 136 10
Yeovil Town (loan) 2007–08[21] League One 3 0 - - 0 0 3 0
Barnsley 2013–14[27] Championship 8 0 - - 0 0 8 0
Ross County 2014−15[28] Scottish Premiership 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
Shrewsbury Town 2015−16[29] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Ross County 2015–16[29] Scottish Premiership 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 210 13 10 1 12 1 5 1 237 16
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunn, Alex. "Cooper seals Woods deal". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Oldham 3-2 Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Woods extends spell at Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 13 October 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Woods out to beat old club". The Star. 16 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Midfielder Woods exits Sunderland". BBC Sport. 15 May 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Millers recruit ex-Sunderland man". BBC Sport. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Doncaster 3-2 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 27 January 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Doncaster bring in Miller Woods". BBC Sport. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Martin Woods signs new deal at Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Martin Woods rejoins the club on a short-term contract". Sky Sports. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Transfer news: Barnsley have signed winger Martin Woods". Sky Sports. 31 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Ross County sign up midfielder Martin Woods, BBC Sport
  13. ^ "St Mirren 2 Ross County 2: Scottish Premiership relegation six-pointer ends all-square in Paisley". Daily Record. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Woods dealt in at Ross County until the summer". Highland News. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Ross County: Woods exits as Gardyne & Boyd sign new deals". BBC Sport. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ross County: Martin Woods returns from Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  17. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=431
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Martin Woods in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Martin Woods in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Martin Woods in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Martin Woods in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Martin Woods in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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