After Tuesday night’s pre-season friendly against Slough Town, all Wood fans were scratching their heads wondering who the hat-trick hero trialist one was, with many demanding the Club sign him up straightaway. So, without further ado…

Boreham Wood FC are delighted to announce the signing of trialist one, former Barnet front man Shaquile Coulthirst on a one-year deal.

Coulthirst, who left Barnet following the expiration of his contract, netted 33 times in 94 appearances for the Bees during a three-year stay at the Hive. Shaq brings additional fire power to Luke Garrard’s squad, joining Kabongo Tshimanga and Matt Rhead as our out-and-out forward options.

Coulthirst, who started his career as a youth team player at Tottenham Hotspur, has a wealth of Football League experience despite still being only 25-years-old, with over 100 EFL appearances to his name already with Club’s such as Southend United, Peterborough United and Mansfield Town.

Originally coming into the Club on trial after spending the start of pre-season under the watchful eye of League Two’s Leyton Orient, Shaq has made a quick impression on Luke Garrard and his management team with a first half hat-trick in Tuesday evening’s 7-1 pre-season drubbing of Slough Town. The Wood Gaffer, alongside Chairman Danny Hunter, then moved quickly to secure Shaq’s signature on a permanent basis.

On getting the deal done Gaffer Luke Garrard said, “I have been speaking with Shaq throughout pre-season. I know he was in at an EFL Club back in August and aspired to play at that level once again, so I had to be patient and wait for him to become available.

“He has only been in with us since Monday and everyone immediately saw what he has to offer and what he can produce against Slough with a first half hat-trick. It’s now all about getting him match fit and well drilled in regard to the way we want to play. I’m looking forward to working with Shaq as I feel he will add a different dimension to our front line.”

Welcome to Meadow Park, Shaq!



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