Since joining Lincoln City, Bradley Wood cannot wait for the new season to start and is aiming to get the Imps back to the Football League.
Bradley Wood started his football career at Grimsby Town where he went onto make over 100 appearances. Wood made his first start for Town against Darlington in place of right back Robbie Stockdale during the 2009/10 season. The defender impressed during his debut as he was awarded the Man of the Match award. After signing a four-year deal with The Mariners, Wood went onto win the Grimsby Town Young Player of the Year during the 2010/11 season.
During his final season at Blundell Park Wood made an unsuccessful trip to Wembley missing out on the FA Trophy and also failed to make a successful bid in the play-offs losing to Newport County. Wood was released by Town on the 2nd May 2013.
Following his release from Grimsby, the talented full back made a move to Alfreton where he signed an initial one-year deal. Wood made 49 appearances from Alfreton’s 50 games during the 2013/14 season. He was also named as the Alfreton Supporters Player of the Season. This allowed Wood to be rewarded with a new two-year deal which would keep him at the club until 2016.
On the 1st June 2015, following relegation with the Reds the England C international signed a two-year deal at Conference side, Lincoln City.
Welcome to Lincoln City, how do you think the club will perform this season compared to the disappointment of the previous seasons?
I think in the past couple of years the club hasn’t reached the ambitions of the board and the fans. The manager is setting his stall out very earlier with good business and we will undoubtedly be challenging for a play off spot at least.
How did the Lincoln deal come around?
I received a message out the blue from an ex team mate who asked my situation. Funny enough my agent called me a couple of days after telling me Lincoln were interested.
What do you remember from the Lincolnshire Derby with your time at Grimsby?
The derby is a great day. Two sets of fans who want to be the pride of Lincolnshire. It has a good feeling about it and definitely shouldn’t be a conference fixture!!
Are you looking forward to the 2015/16 Lincolnshire derby matches?
I can’t wait to get back in the swing of things. Like most footballers they start moaning and needing a rest at the end of the season but after a few days or maybe a week they are itching to get back in the swing of things and I am the same. I am looking forward to getting my head down and proving a few people wrong.
How do you feel the Grimsby fans feel since you’ve joined their rivals?
The Grimsby fans have been great with me. They have been since I made my debut with them in 2009. Most of them understand my situation that I have a family to support and I have had hundreds of congratulations messages but my full focus is achieving good things with LCFC!