Boreham Wood Football club are pleased to announce the capture of talented midfielder Luke Howell from League Two Dagenham and Redbridge. Howell joins ‘Wood’ having made over 200 football league appearances, with over a 100 of those coming during a 4 year stay with the East London club.
Howell signed his first pro deal in 2005 with Gillingham, making just a solitary appearance before moving onto the MK Dons. During his 3 year stay with the Dons Howell made 53 appearances. In 2009 he appeared in the League one Play-offs which MK Dons unfortunately for him and the club they lost to Scunthorpe United on Penalties.
Howell then had a brief stint on loan at Lincoln City and after 8 appearances agreed with MK Dons to cancel his contract by mutual consent in January 2011. Luke subsequently joined the imps permanently on a short term deal till the end of the season.
Following Lincoln’s relegation Luke was one of just 3 players offered a new deal for the 2011/12 season. However he opted for a return south and signed for Dagenham and Redbridge. Despite suffering a knee injury in 2012 which forced him to miss much of the season, he recovered well and played a pivotal role in keeping the Daggers in the Football League.
Ian Allinson was delighted to get the players signature and said “Luke is a player I’ve liked for a long time but in truth I’ve never been in a position to even contemplate signing someone of his quality. Getting promoted has changed that and as such I’ve been chasing Luke for a while”..
“The Chairmans had a lot to do with getting this deal over the line and I think it shows the clubs intent to compete in this division. I’m delighted to have got him and as Luke has a young family, it was important that he felt comfortable in the decision he’s made to commit to us. I believe he’s a fantastic addition, he’ll enjoy his football and at just 28 he’s still improving”. Allinson concluded.