Stoke City have confirmed that Ryan Woods has left the club to sign for Birmingham City on a three-year deal with the Blues.
Woods signed for the Potters back in 2019, and went on to make 39 appearances in total for Stoke City, across a two-year spell with the club.
But the midfielder has found regular game time hard to come by with Stoke in recent seasons, with the 27-year-old spending the 2020/21 campaign out on loan with fellow Championship side, Millwall.
Woods caught the eye with a number of strong performances for the Lions, as they finished 11th in the second tier standings under the management of Gary Rowett.
Did these midfielders ever score a goal for Stoke City or not?
Birmingham City have won the race to land Woods’ signature though, as the Blues look to add much-needed strength in depth to their midfield options.
It was a frustrating league campaign for the Blues last term, as they finished 18th in the Championship table.
Plenty of Stoke City supporters took to social media to issue their thoughts on Woods’ departure being confirmed, with a number of them being disappointed to see him head for the exit door.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
No mention of a fee? Suggests we are paying them to take him off our hands (ie paying some of his wages for the next year). We really are a soft touch.
— Jeremy Leese (@caribbeanpotter) June 23, 2021
Shame it didn't work out, he had some decent games but never really enough to cement a place
— Stoke Hub (@stokehub) June 23, 2021
Actually quite liked him as a player. Not really sure why managers didn't 🤷🏻♂️ good luck Ryan.
— Rich (@RichSCFC1) June 23, 2021
Another complete waste money
— Chris Duff (@Duff_no7) June 23, 2021
Good luck Woods, shame it didn't work out 💪
— Dan (@DannyPenfold) June 23, 2021
Shame but probably for the best
— james (@jameskp31_) June 23, 2021
was decent but not the best, good luck
— Bailey (@scfcbailey) June 23, 2021
— Sheamus Moore (@MooreSheamus) June 23, 2021
Great signing for blues! Gutted he's leaving! https://t.co/BURcxZBejd
— Squaz (@Josh_Scoins) June 23, 2021
Another out the door.. mr sideways pass has gone https://t.co/9XwTofutrk
— ollie long (@ollie_long93) June 23, 2021