26 November 2016

Woodland Joins The Minstermen

Philippines international arrives...

MIDFIELDER Luke Woodland has today joined York City 
following his release by League One side Oldham Athletic.

The 21-year-old will go straight into Gary Mills’ squad for
the tomorrow’s National League fixture against Bromley.

The Philippines international joined Bolton Wanderers at the
age of eight,progressing through the club’s academy
 before signing two-year
professional contract in 2013.

During his time with the Macron Stadium outfit, the youngster
joinedLeague One side Oldham Athletic on loan in March
2015 and went on to make six appearances, earning himself
the Man of theMatch award in the fourth of those outings.

At the end of the 2014/15 campaign however, Woodland was
released by parent club Bolton Wanderers and following trails
with Major League Soccer outfit side New York Red Bulls
 returned home and had spells with Chester and Bradford Park
Avenue last season.

In July of this year, it was announced that Woodland had
re-joined the Latics for a second time and he went on to
make two appearances for Steve Robinson’s side before
his departure from Boundary Park.

Earlier this month, Woodland played for City's reserves in their 3-0
home victory over Mansfield Town.

Read more at http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/luke-woodland-york-city-minstermen-oldham-athletic-3436454.aspx#jGWRyqtH5ssmHLzT.99


  1. What's going on with this guy? He signs minnow clubs, almost no playtime for months, and gets released. Over and over again. It's beyond my understanding how an ex-England youth national can't even play in 5th tier club but anyway, i bet he's gonna end up in UFL/PFL in near future.

  2. Maybe it has something to do with his attitude. Many are gifted footballers around the world but when it comes to discipline and focus its where better players are different from ordinary ones.