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Woods Enjoying Game Time

10 December 2012

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Goalkeeper Gary Woods spoke to Rovers Player and revealed he was enjoying his football this season.

Woods, who has been an ever present so far this term, has put in a string of fine performances which has coincided with Rovers rise up the league table.

Woods has pinpointed the tremendous form of the back four as one of the reasons he has done so well this term.

“Being a goalkeeper there’s times where you will be in the spot light for the good and the bad that’s just part of being a goalkeeper,” he said

“This season our back four has been tremendous and we’ve not let in many goals; we don’t look like we are going to concede even when the ball comes into our box.”

Achieving success requires self belief something Woods revealed he has always had.   

“Sean O’Driscoll gave me my debut which I’m thankful for. Everyone looks at it like he’s a young goal keeper but I had self belief – if you don’t believe in yourself you won’t get very far.

“I’ve always had confidence in my own ability. Last season I didn’t really get a run in the team which is always hard for a goalkeeper at any level. This season Dean has given me a run of games and hopefully I’m repaying him with my performances.”

“I’ve  almost swapped roles this season, Sully [Neil Sullivan] and Butts [Lee Butler] were nurturing me through and giving me lots of advice before; now I’m doing the same with Jon [Jon Maxted] -Sully looked after me when I came here from Manchester United, it’s my turn to look after Jon now.

“It’s a bit strange to be doing that at my age but I don’t mind doing it. Along with Sully, I want to help Jon as much as I can.” 


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