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WOODARDS SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

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12:32 10th August 2013

One year contract for the defender.

Danny Woodards has today signed a new one year contract with Bristol Rovers.

The defender is currently recovering from an ACL injury sustained during defeat to Bradford back in April.

Danny joined the club in August 2011, and went on to win the Player of the Year award that season.

A versatile defender, who can play at full back or as a central defender, Danny began his career with Chelsea. However he was released in 2005 and signed for Exeter City in October of that year.

He signed for MK Dons in the summer of 2009 and in his two years at the club scored one goal in 66 league games.

He turned down the offer of a new deal with the club in the summer and moved to the Memorial Stadium in spite of interest from a number of other clubs.

Danny made his senior debut for the club when going on as a substitute in a Second Round Carling Cup tie at Leyton Orient on 30th August, and made his league debut four days later in a 4-1 defeat at Crawley.

He scored his first Rovers goal in the 6-1 win against Corby Town in the First Round of last season’s FA Cup and the following week scored his first league goal for the club, against Swindon Town.

Chairman Nick Higgs said: “We are delighted that Danny has signed a new contract. He is a very influential player who brings a lot to the team.

“He is recovering well from his injury, and we hope to have in back around Christmas time.”

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