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Getting to know Alex Woodyard...

3 January 2020

Tranmere Rovers have announced the signing of midfielder Alex Woodyard from fellow Sky Bet League One side Peterborough United.

Woodyard, 26, becomes Micky Mellon’s second January signing after Peter Clarke, so get to know our new man by reading his top ten facts below!

1) Born on 3rd May 1993 in Gravesend, Kent, Woodyard began his career in the youth set-ups of Charlton Athletic and Southend United.

2) He secured a professional contract at Southend in 2010, turning out for the Shrimpers in League Two over three seasons.

3)  Woodyard spent time out on loan away from Roots Hall with Farnborough and Braintree Town before linking up with Dartford where he made 37 appearances in the Conference South in 2013/14.

4) He later represented Concord Rangers, prior to returning to Braintree on a permanent basis in 2015.

5) After just one campaign at Braintree, Woodyard followed manager Danny Cowley to Lincoln City in the summer of 2016.

6) His stay at Sincil Bank proved a fruitful one, where he played 91 appearances for the Imps as the club won the National League in 2017 and reached the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals.

7) Woodyard played in each of 46 Sky Bet League Two outings for Lincoln in 2017/18, making 56 appearances in all competitions in total.

8) In May 2018, Woodyard moved up to Sky Bet League One when Peterborough United took him to London Road for an undisclosed fee, and he featured on 51 occasions for the Posh last term.

9)  Woodyard has won two titles to date, adding Lincoln’s EFL Trophy triumph under the Wembley Stadium arch back in 2018 to his National League medal.

10)  Woodyard earned five caps for England C between 2015-2016.


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