Boreham Wood are delighted to announce the loan signing of Reading goalkeeper George Legg, until the end of the season.

The 6ft 4in stopper came through the Royals’ academy and has regularly featured on the bench for the Championship side.

Legg’s most recent first team experience came with Braintree Town in the National League, spending a period on loan this season.

He has also enjoyed first team experience with both Barnet and Aldershot Town in 2018, heavily impressing in both stints, before being recalled by Reading to challenge in the first team.

The 22-year-old has a wealth of first team experience, and has already made over 100 appearances in non-league football.

Legg also featured on loan for Holyport, Hendon, Dunstable, Chesham, Hampton & Richmond, Gosport and Hungerford during the teenage stages of his career.

“I am very pleased,” Legg elated. “I know that it is a great club and I am happy to be here.

“I have been at Aldershot Town and Braintree Town already this season, so I know the division well. I know what it is all about and I am really excited to get started.

“The manager (Luke Garrard) was brilliant with me and we had already chatted a bit in the off-season. It didn’t go through then, but thankfully now it has. He is good guy, which made me want to come this way.

“I think that I am commanding and I like to take crosses, I’m a good shot stopper and a good kicker of the ball. It will be good to have the competition of Ryan Huddart as well and we can push each other, which is all part of it.

On his latest acquisition, Wood manager Luke Garrard said: “We courted George in the summer and I done a lot of homework on him. I spoke to a lot of managers, who have had him in the building and they said that he was very positive in terms of what he offers up.

“We have obviously had an issue with Ryan Huddart in regards to his injury, and whilst Fred Burbidge done fantastically, I needed to ensure that we had a positive number one in the building and that falls to George Legg.

“He has had a great background in terms of his upbringing, being at Hendon and Hungerford, and then he goes and plays at Barnet and Aldershot.

“He is not foreign to the National League and he has played games at all levels; from the Ryman to the National League South, to the National League.

“He has got a wealth of experience at the age of 22, he is 6ft 4in and very mobile, with a great distribution. And, in fairness to him, he is a nice lad. I have had him in for one day and already I like him a lot.”


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