Boreham Wood are delighted to announce the arrival of midfielder George Williams to the LV BET Stadium Meadow Park ahead of the 2022/23 National League season following his departure from League Two Barrow this summer.
George began his career with his hometown club MK Dons, progressing through several age groups alongside England international Dele Alli, before making his Don’s debut aged just 16 years and 66 days in their 6-0 home FA Cup demolition of Non-League Nantwich Town.
After just three senior appearances at Stadium MK, registering a single goal, George was on the move, signing for Premier League Fulham for an undisclosed fee. During at six-year period at Craven Cottage, George would make 16 appearances for the West London side, 14 of which were during an impressive 2014/15 campaign, which culminated in George earning his first senior Welsh cap, making his debut as a second half substitute for Jonny Williams against Holland in June 2014.
George qualified for Wales through his Mother’s lineage, representing the Dragons at under 17, under 19 and under 21 level before graduating to the senior side in 2014, making seven total appearances for the Welsh national team between 2014 and 2018, including being named in Chris Coleman’s squad for Euro 2016 which saw Wales advance to the competition’s semi-final.
Loan spells with MK Dons (twice), Gillingham and St Johnstone preceded a permanent move away from West London, joining ambitious League Two side Forest Green Rovers in June 2018. A two-year spell at the New Lawn saw George make 50 appearances for Rovers, scoring nine goals.
Spells with Grimsby Town and Barrow in League Two followed for Williams in seasons 2020/21 and 2021/22, making 23 and 22 appearances respectively in each season, before departing the Bluebirds at the end of the 2021/22 season at the conclusion of his contract at Holker Street.
George has been with Luke Garrard’s squad throughout pre-season, including being involved as ‘trialist A’ in the Wood’s opening two pre-season friendly fixtures against Brentford and West Ham United, impressing Gaffer Luke Garrard in training and match play. George’s impressive trial period has been rewarded with contract at the LV BET Stadium Meadow Park until the end of the 2022/23 season, with an option of extending his time with the Wood for a further season into the 2023/24 campaign.
Gaffer Luke Garrard had this to say on capturing George’s signature, “I’m really happy to have signed George. He has come in this pre-season and showed a real level of professionalism and performance throughout the sessions and especially in the matches against some real tough opposition.
“After an initial few days with the group training, we decided to invite George down to Barnstaple for our pre-season training camp and during that period I learnt a lot about his manner off the pitch. I was extremely impressed about his drive and hunger.
“George has played at the highest level on the international stage and that sort of experience will be very welcome in our group. He knows what I expect as he has been involved with this group from day one of pre-season and will most definitely add real value to this group of players.” Garrard concluded.
Welcome to the LV BET Stadium Meadow Park, George!
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