14 May 2007

Trevor Wood

Name: Trevor John Wood
Born: 3 November 1968, Jersey (Channel Islands)
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 13.07 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1995), 1 ‘B’ Cap (1996).
Club Honours: (with Walsall) Football League Division Three Runner-Up 1994/95; (with St. Pat’s) League of Ireland Champion 1997/98, 1998/99.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Brighton & Hove Alb.
-
Nov-86
Youth
0(0)/0
-
-
-
-
Port Vale
88/89-93/94
Jul-88
Free
42(0)/0
2(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
2(0)/0
Walsall
94/95-96/97
Jul-94
Free
69(0)/0
7(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
3(0)/0
Hereford United
96/97
Jan-97
Free
10(0)/0
-
-
-
-
St. Patrick’s Athletic
-
Jul-97
Free
100(0)/0
-
-
4(0)/0
-
TOTALS
£0
221(0)/0
9(0)/0
8(0)/0
4(0)/0
5(0)/0
..
Biography:
Jersey-born Trevor Wood qualified for Northern Ireland through the British Passport rule. He was brought to the attention of Bryan Hamilton by former Northern Ireland international, Chris Nicholl, then Wood's manager at Walsall. Also a teammate at the Bescot Stadium was Kevin Wilson.

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As a teenager Wood was on the books at Brighton before joining Port Vale in 1988 after a successful trial. He made his League d├ębut in a 2-0 home win over Huddersfield on 3rd October 1988 but he remained mainly a reserve until establishing himself during the 1990/91 season. A thigh injury collected in February 1991 saw him ruled out for a lengthy period and thereafter he was in-and-out of the Vale team until being released in May 1994, after which he joined Walsall.
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One of a number of goalkeepers to act as cover for Alan Fettis and the perennially injured Tommy Wright for Northern ireland through the mid-1990s, Wood won his only full cap as a second half substitute, for Fettis, against Liechtenstein in October 1995 - a reward for travelling with the squad all across Europe over the previous year. The emergence of Roy Carroll and with Aidan Davison playing in the Premier League, meant that Wood slipped further down the pecking order for the Northern Ireland goalkeeping position.

Having lost his place in the Walsall side during October 1996, Wood moved on the following January and suffered the ignominy of being a member of the Hereford United side that was relegated from the Football League in 1997.

He later played in Ireland for St Patrick's Athletic, picking up Eircom League titles in 1998 and 1999, and his performance in the 0-0 draw with Celtic at Parkhead, in a qualifying match for the 1998/99 European Champions League, drew comparisons with Gordon Banks. The second leg at Tolka Park was lost 2-0.

Northern Ireland Cap Details:

11-10-1995 Liechtenstein A W 4-0 ECQ sub

Summary: 0(1)/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.


Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
26-03-1996 Norway....... H W 3-0 FR. sub

Summary: 0(1)/0. Won 1. Drew 0, Lost 0.

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