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Calum Woods Hopes Versatility Will Serve Him Well

6 August 2014

Preston North End summer signing Calum Woods hopes his versatility will serve him well as he targets a regular place in Simon Grayson’s starting line-up.

The 27-year-old, who was signed from Huddersfield in June, can play in various positions across the back four as well as in midfield.

Woods is familiar with the managerial style of Grayson having played under the Yorkshire-man during his time with the Terriers.

Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, the North End new boy admitted he is happy to be deployed in any position if it means he can help the team.

“I can play in different positions so hopefully it will give me the chance to play in different positions obviously,” he said.

“My main position is at right back but as long as I am in the team I will be happy so I will just wait and see what happens, see what comes.”

Woods was one of six additions made by the Club during the summer transfer window.

The former Huddersfield man was joined by Kyel Reid, Andy Little, Jordan Hugill and Jamie Jones, while Paul Gallagher signed a season-long loan deal.

And, according to Woods, the depth of Preston's squad will be a key asset in their promotion push this season.

“That’s what you want if you want to go up, you need a good squad of players,” he emphasised.

“In my position there are some really good players, defenders and things like that, so everyone will be fighting for their place.

“Hopefully I can get in the team and once I’m there, stay there.”

The Lilywhites start the new Sky Bet League One season against Notts County this weekend at Deepdale, kick-off 3pm.

The fixture against Shaun Derry’s side could see Woods make his full debut for the Club and the defender admits he cannot wait to make his competitive bow.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to it, the first home game, it’s always something to look forward to, it should be a good one.”

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