Preston North End have put the speculation and rumours to bed about the signing of Calum Woods from Huddersfield Town, as they secure the signature of the 27-year-old for two years on a free transfer.
Woods was released from the John Smith’s Stadium at the end of the season, after the right-back served his one-year contract extension to bring him to his third season with The Terriers, and will sign for Preston on July 1 when his contract runs out with Huddersfield.
The former Dunfermline Athletic man notched a total 72 appearances for the Yorkshire side, featuring as a regular starter in both full-back positions, but scored just one goal.
Woods, with plenty of Championship experience, will be re-joining former boss Simon Grayson, who has the highest points-per-game average of any North End manager in over 30 years at Deepdale.
“He is a versatile player and can play in either full back positions, centre back and even in midfield if asked to do, so when I saw that he was available, I just felt he was a good acquisition to have in the squad,” Grayson told PNE online.
Preston will be hoping that Woods can deliver as The Lilywhites strongly look to get promotion back into the Championship for the first time since 2011.