Preston defender signs new deal

By Connor Billington – reporter

Versatile defender Calum Woods has agreed a new two-year deal with the club which will keep him at Deepdale until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Woods joined North End in 2014 upon his release from Huddersfield, teaming up with Simon Grayson again, who had already managed him at The Terriers.

The 28-year-old played a big part in Preston’s promotion back to the Championship last season, making 26 appearances, including three impressive performances in the play-off games.

He has already played in all three positions across the back four during his 14 appearances this season, and has been a key member of a defence which recently equalled a club record of six consecutive clean sheets.

A clean sheet against Blackburn at the weekend would see the record broken.

Woods said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with the club, and I’m looking forward to the next couple of seasons here.

“Last year was brilliant for everyone and it was great to be a part of that, and we have a great group of lads and staff here.”

Manager Simon Grayson added: “Calum is the type of player that manager’s love to have in their squads – wherever you ask him to play he will do a good job.

“Last season he played at left back at Wembley and already this season he has played at centre half and right back for us.

“We are delighted he has extended his stay and look forward to continuing to work with him.”





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