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Rovers sign Woodyard on loan

3 January 2020

Club News

Rovers sign Woodyard on loan

3 January 2020

Tranmere Rovers have today completed the signing of Alex Woodyard on loan from Peterborough United until the end of the season.

The midfielder was named Peterborough captain for the 2018-19 season after joining from Lincoln City for an undisclosed fee. He has since appeared 69 times in all competitions for The Posh as well as appearing regularly for the promotion chasers this season.

Woodyard’s career really took off after playing an integral part in the Braintree team who reached the National League Play-Off semi-final in the 2015/16 season before following the Cowley brothers to Lincoln City where he earned promotion from the National League and helping The Imps to a 7th place finish in League Two.

The 26 year-old will be available for selection in our next Sky Bet League One fixture against Southend United.

Micky Mellon said: “I’m very happy to get the deal sorted. He’s a midfield player that we have been aware of and we’ve worked hard to get him here.

“His qualities are exactly what we need at the Club at the moment and it is definitely a step forward in terms of improving the group.

“When we found out that he was available, he was at the top end of the players we wanted to bring here. He’s got the right mentality and is the right type of person and he wants to come here and play.

“He’s a good age, good experience and we will definitely be better off with his qualities in the group. I’m delighted to bring him in”

Woodyard says that he is excited by the challenge at Prenton Park. “I’m excited to be joining and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve played in a few different leagues and I played a lot in League One last year, so hopefully I can come in and help the team.

“I’m excited by the challenge of coming in and helping the team win some games and get out of those relegation places. I’ve played at Tranmere a few times and it’s a great Club who should be in League One.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing at Tranmere. It’s a lovely stadium and the fans always seem to get behind their team and it’s something that I’m excited for.

“I spoke to the gaffer and he knew that type of player I was, and he wanted to get me in and get the best out of me.” 

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