Boreham Wood are delighted to announce the return of Femi Ilesanmi, who has re-joined, following a spell with Dover Athletic.

The left-back originally featured for the Wood in the 2016/17 campaign, where he started all but four matches under Luke Garrard.

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 would sign for Dagenham & Redbridge, via Ashford Town.

While with the Daggers, he featured over 100 times, across a four-year stay, 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.

On joining the club, Ilesanmi said: “It is good to be back at Meadow Park, obviously I have got some good memories there and hopefully this time around, we can have some even better memories.

“The manager Luke Garrard had a big part to play in it, I really believe in Luke and I really like the way he manages. I think that he is one of the best managers in the league.

“The Chairman had a part to play as well, because I have got a good relationship with him, and also, I feel that Boreham Wood have got one of the best squads in the league, but it goes under the radar.

“When you look at the players and the squad, I think that the standard is very high, and we should definitely be up there again this year.”

Wood manager Garrard said: “I obviously know Femi from his time here before and I believe that he is one of the strongest left-siders in the league. I think that he brings an athleticism, an experience, and his one-v-one defending is very good.

“He knows our system and he plays in a manner that suits it perfectly. He is progressive when over the half way line, so very, very positive.

“He knows the club very well and he knows that we are going places. He was actually one of my guests at Wembley for the Promotion Final, because I had spoken to him at length, once the season was over.

“He saw first-hand how much we had progressed in the year that he had been away from the club, so I think that it was a no-brainer on his part.

“I am just glad that we could get the signature over the line, because I feel that he has a lot to offer, when playing within the system that we do.”

 

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