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FOLLOWING a few years away from the West Country, Tiverton-born Craig Woodman
moved to Exeter City in July 2012 when his contract with Brentford was cancelled by mutual consent.
The left-back began his career with Bristol City, having come through the ranks at Ashton Gate, but after seven years and a little over a hundred appearances, he joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2007. He had also been loaned out during his time with the Robins, spending a spell with Mansfield Town and two stints at Torquay United.
He became a popular figure upon arriving at Adams Park, and quickly established himself in the left-back role – and at the end of the 2008/09 season, he won Supporters’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year as they Chairboys were promoted.
Woodman joined Brentford for an undisclosed fee ahead of the 2010/11 season, and then moved to St James Park two years later – and played 46 times in his maiden season in City colours.
It was worth the wait to see his first goal in Grecian colours – he netted a spectacular indirect free-kick on the final home fixture in 2013/14, helping to secure City’s survival as they defeated Scunthorpe United 2-0. He reached his 500th career appearance in the 4-1 win at Notts County