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Woodland Joins The Minstermen

Posted: Fri 25 Nov 2016
Author: Niall Cope

Luke Woodland

Image by: Ian Parker

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 joined League One side Oldham Athletic on loan in March 2015 and went on to make six appearances, earning himself the Man of the Match 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.