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Calum Woods

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

05/02/1987

Height

180 cm

Signed

01/07/2019

Country

England

Liverpool-born Full-back Calum Woods was Micky Mellon’s second recruit of the summer transfer window when he signed a one-year-contract with Tranmere Rovers in June.

The 32-year-old began his career in the youth set-up at Liverpool, where he spent nine-years, but left Anfield in May 2006 without earning a professional contract with the Reds.

Woods would gain his professional breakthrough north of the border shortly after departing Liverpool, when he moved to Scottish outfit Dunfermline Athletic in 2006.

During five seasons playing for the Pars, Woods turned out on 129 occasions for the Fife-based side in Scotland’s top-flight and second-tier.

His final campaign at Dunfermline in 2010/11 saw him help the club back up to the Scottish Premier League as winners of the Scottish Football League Division One.

In June 2011, Woods switched to Huddersfield Town on a free-transfer and enjoyed another promotion-winning success in his first year as the Terries beat Sheffield United on penalties under the Wembley Stadium arch in May 2012 to seal promotion from League One via the Play-Offs.

Woods’ West Yorkshire stint proved fruitful, with the defender making 72 appearances in a three-year spell in a Town shirt.

Preston North End were Woods’ next club, linking up at Deepdale on a free-transfer in July 2014.

Similar to his promotion-winning term at Huddersfield, Woods’ first campaign representing the Lilywhites ended in Wembley Stadium celebrations as Preston returned to the Sky Bet Championship in May 2015, defeating Swindon Town 4-0.

During the next three seasons that followed turning out for North End, Woods played 67 times as Preston cemented themselves in the Sky Bet Championship.

In January 2019, Woods departed Preston to move over the Pennines with Bradford City securing his signature on a short-term contract until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Woods featured six times overall as Gary Bowyer’s Bantams suffered relegation from Sky Bet League One.

A free agent having left Valley Parade, Woods secured a transfer back to his native Merseyside when he became a Tranmere Rovers player in June.

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