Turgott`s Back With Boreham Wood On A Permanent Basis

10 months ago By Steve Whitney

Boreham Wood have signed winger Blair Turgott on a permanent deal from SkyBet League Two side Stevenage FC.

The 23-year-old, from Bromley began his career in the academy at West Ham United and made his Hammers debut in January 2014 against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

The winger enjoyed a series of loan spells with the likes of Bradford City, Rotherham United and Colchester United and scored his first ever professional goal against Stevenage in December 2013, while on the loan at Colchester.

Turgott has represented England up to under-19 level, including fourteen appearances for the under-17s.

During his spell with the under-17s, he helped them to top their group in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, with a vital goal against Canada.

A short spell with Coventry City followed his time at West Ham, before he was snapped up by Leyton Orient in 2015.

He again opened his account against Stevenage, volleying in a “stunning” effort from 20-yards.

He had a year-long spell with home-town side Bromley in 2016, netting an impressive 12 times from midfield.

His spell with Bromley and time at the Jamie Vardy academy earnt him a move to Stevenage.

Turgott said: “I am happy to get it over the line. There was a lot of conversation between the two teams when I did initially come back off loan, but I am just thankful and grateful that I am back, and I want to keep the ball rolling.

“When I came back off loan, I spoke with Stevenage to find out their plans for me going forward, and I spoke to Wood manager Luke Garrard, and he said that if he could keep me permanently, then he wanted to.

“It has been very good for me, as I was at a place in my career where I needed to play football.

“Initially coming in and speaking to the manager and how he wanted the team to play and just everything about the club, it was good for me.

“Just to come here and show what I am about and help the team, I hope that I have played my part and hopefully there are many more happy memories to come”.

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