Matt BallBoreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce the long term loan Signing of Matt Ball from Stevenage Football Club.

Matthew is currently a Northern Ireland U21 international and he joins the Wood until January 2014.. Having started his career with Norwich City back in 2005, he signed his first professional contract in 2011.

During that season he spent time out on loan at Macclesfield Town before returning to Norwich.His time at Carrow Road came to an end at the end of the 2011/12 season and in July 2012, he then signed for Hertfordshire outfit Stevenage. Although on the fringes of the Stevenage squad Matt was loaned out to Farnborough Town last season to get game time.

However on his return he made an appearance as a sub in the 3-0 defeat to Swindon TownMatt has represented Northern Ireland at all youth age groups and on Wednesday he played for Northern Ireland U21’s, in their 4-1 defeat to Denmark.

He will go straight into the squad tomorrow and is available if selected, to take his place in the Woods opening day line up away at Tonbridge Angels..

On his new loan signing Gaffer Ian Allinson said “I had watched Matty last season a few times and I liked what I saw. I spoke to our Chairman about his possible availability on Tuesday and he’s managed to get the signing over the line for me in time for our league opener tomorrow. Matt is a good age, he’s very keen to impress and he’s got a great engine. Our squad now especially with Matty Wichelow’s recently signing, is shaping up nicely and both of these players have an eye for a goal, If we can harness things together i can see us being very competitive all season” he concluded..

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