N-Loick-PiresBoreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Loick Pires on a deal until the end of the season.

Loick will be returning to the club after a loan spell last year, where he made a total of 9 appearances and scored 3 goals.

Pires began his career at Leyton Orient in the Youth team before signing his first professional deal in 2008. Loick made his debut shortly after, as a substitute for Orient in a home game against Doncaster Rovers in the April of 2008.

Despite scoring 10 goals in 12 reserve games, Pires was unable to find a regular place in the first team and was released by O’s manager Russell Slade in May 2010. In July 2010, Pires signed for Conference South side Welling United, Scoring a 30 yard free kick on his debut against Woking on 18 September, after coming on as a 75th minute sub. Welling Narrowly missed out on the play-offs that year but Pires was an instrumental part of the side that got to the play-off final a year later, scoring 14 goals in 37 matches.

At the end of the 2012/13 season Pires signed for Conference National side Woking. After finding it hard to break into the Cards side, he joined the Wood on an initial one month loan deal before returning to Woking. Two Weeks later Pires was back on loan with the Wood for the remainder of the season before returning to Woking in the summer.

When Woking opted not to extend his deal, Pires rejoined the then newly promoted Welling United. In October 2013 he suffered a fractured leg in training and was ruled out for 4 months.

Pires was subsequently loaned out to Whitehawk for a month to regain match fitness. Then after discussions with Boreham Wood and Welling regarding Loicks availability, Loick was released from his contract to join ‘Wood’ after scoring 27 goals in 93 appearances for Welling.

Wood Gaffer Ian Allinson said after getting his man “Loick is a player with bundles of ability and its now down to me and himself, to sharpen him up and make the most of his talent. I expect a player of his quality to simply work hard and if he does that everything else will fit into place”..

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