Wood Happy To Be Feeling Blue Again

Wood Happy To Be Feeling Blue Again

By Pete Oliver
26 September
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Striker delighted with Shawbridge return and back with a bang


Ollie Wood is delighted to be back at Shawbridge and is predicting a bright future for the Blues.

Wood left Clitheroe last season to join BetVictor North-West rivals Colne.

But following Phil Brown’s appointment as manager in the summer, the big striker has signed up for another stint playing under his former boss at Lancaster City.

“I’ve had a bit of time off from football due to work commitments and things but it’s brilliant to be back,” said Wood.

“I worked with Browny at Lancaster and did reasonably well in the past couple of seasons. As manager he drills it into you to play the right way. I wanted to grasp the opportunity.”

Wood trained with the Blues earlier this season and after putting pen to paper made an impressive debut in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over league leaders Workington Town.

The experienced targetman was a focal point for the Blues’ attack as Brown’s side secured a first home success of the season and gave the fans just a second Shawbridge success of 2019.

“Workington are a good side. They are a strong side and play football the right way. But I think the other night we deserved the victory,” added Wood, who was denied a debut goal by the crossbar.

“I really enjoyed it. I thought everyone did their jobs really well and there is a lot of togetherness in the squad.

“Unfortunately, the last couple of results hadn’t been wins but the other night the game plan worked, and it was really good.

“It is the old cliché to try and make your home ground a fortress. Unfortunately, over the past couple of seasons there have been a lot of changes, but I think this group is really good.

“I think if we can get a run together over the next four or five games it will be interesting to see where we’re at.”

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