Boreham Wood secured the return of Femi Ilesanmi, in June 2018. The left-back originally featured for the Wood in the 2016/17 campaign, where he started all but three matches under Luke Garrard and he only missed four matches last season.

The attack-minded defender began his career in the academy of AFC Wimbledon, before being snapped up by Queens Park Rangers. He departed Loftus Road without making a senior appearance and went on to sign for Dagenham & Redbridge, via Ashford Town Middlesex.

While with the Daggers, Femi featured over 100 times, across a four-year stay at Victoria Road, before departing for League Two outfit York City. Ilesanmi would go on to make a further 70 appearances for York City, before he began the first of his spells at Meadow Park.

After a single season with the Wood, which included an unsuccessful play-off push and taking Football League Notts County to an FA Cup replay, Femi joined Dover Athletic. However during Femi’s absence Wood reached the Vanarama National League play-offs in 2017/18, losing narrowly to Tranmere Rovers in the final. Wood’s progress persuaded Ilesanmi to return to Meadow Park during the summer of 2018, signing a one-year contract with a one-year option.

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