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✍️ Ryan Woods joins City

Deadline recruit for Gary Caldwell

1 February 2024

Club News

✍️ Ryan Woods joins City

Deadline recruit for Gary Caldwell

1 February 2024

Versatile defensive midfielder Ryan Woods has become Exeter City's fifth January signing, penning a loan deal from Championship side Hull City until the end of the season, subject to EFL clearance.

Woods is no stranger to League One, having spent the first half of this season on loan at Bristol Rovers, and arrives at SJP with well over 250 appearances in the Championship. 

The 30-year-old began his career with his hometown club Walsall before progressing through Shrewsbury's academy, before making over 100 appearances for Salop in both League One and Two. He earned a move to Brentford in 2015, reportedly for £1 million, and played all but 16 league games in his first three second-tier seasons. 

He's also featured for Stoke City, Millwall and Birmingham City before signing a three-year contract with Hull in August 2022, making 26 apperances for the Tigers last season. 

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Woods made 16 appearances for Bristol Rovers this season before he was recalled to the MKM Stadium three weeks ago. 

Manager Gary Caldwell said "I've seen over the years at different levels and he's had a fantastic career. He has a quality in possession that can get the team playing, he's very positives and gets the ball moving forward. He's very tenacious, aggressive in winning the ball and a player with great experience to help the younger group.

"It's important in difficult moments when you're up against to have players who have felt those moments before to navigate you through that. There's no substitute for experience."

Ryan will wear number 8.


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