With the Reserves struggling for players, one of the Sky Sports lads offered to bring a mate along…a lad called Chris Woods. The Old Boys players were positively buzzing, expecting a former England international goalkeeper who was likely to prove handy on the pitch as well. What they got was a pint-sized Tom Daley lookalike with slightly less pace.
Nevertheless, after winning a regular place in the Reserves, Woodsy has now established himself in the 1st team squad with consistent performances down the right-hand side (although he does get a nosebleed any time he gets near the opposition goal).
Nicknamed the ‘Silent Assassin’ with well timed put-downs on anyone trying to give him a bit of lip, Woodsy’s perma-tan suggests he spends his time away from football on the beach or in the tanning salon, and not as Sky Sports News HQ, reporting breaking news on his twitter feed approximately two minutes after you’ve seen it on Sky Sports.