Boreham Wood FC are thrilled to welcome central defender and former Chesterfield captain Will Evans to Meadow Park, signing a two-year contract with the Club.
Evans began his career with Swindon Town, graduating from their Academy to sign his first professional contract at the County Ground in April 2010. However, a senior appearance with the Robins didn’t materialise and Evans joined Hereford United on a permanent basis in January 2012 after enjoying a successful loan period with the Bulls during 2011.
After 48 total appearances with Hereford, scoring 7 goals, Will joined then-National League South outfit Eastleigh, helping the Spitfires to the National League South title in his first season at the Silverlake Stadium.
During his time at the Silverlake, Evans became a regular in the Eastleigh side managed by Richard Hill, making a total of 106 appearances in his two-and-a-half seasons for the Hampshire side. In the summer of 2016 though, Evans made the switch to Eastleigh’s National League and Hampshire rivals Aldershot Town. During his two-seasons at the Recreation Ground, Evans became a mainstay in Gary Waddock’s Shot’s side making 80 total appearances, scoring 7 goals whilst also helping his side reach the 2017/18 end of season play-offs.
Upon the expiration of his contract with the Shot’s, Evans signed for National League newcomers Chesterfield upon their relegation from League Two in the summer of 2018. However, after three-seasons with the Derbyshire outfit, Evans turned down a new contract at the Technique Stadium, opting to join the Wood on a two-year contract.
Upon securing the services of Will Evans, Wood Manager Luke Garrard commented, “Will is someone I tried to sign before he joined Chesterfield three seasons ago. In my opinion, he has been one of the stand out centre halves in the National League for many years now. He brings an aggression in his defending, as well as leadership qualities, which will aid our back line.
“Will is a strong defender with all the attributes required in order to fit into our system and shape. He has great experience at this level, including two play-off campaigns with Aldershot Town and Chesterfield, and comes with a winning mentality which was a huge aspect for us to try to bring Will to Meadow Park. I look forward to working with him and improving him further.” Garrard concluded.
Evans will wear the number 5 shirt at Meadow Park.
Welcome to Meadow Park, Will!
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