Garrard: Wood's Future Is In Safe Hands Without Me

Emotional Luke Garrard has reassured Boreham Wood fans that the club’s future is very bright - even without him.

The club were relegated from the National League on Saturday, their nine year stay at an end after failing to beat Ebbsfleet United meaning they were unable to haul themselves out of the bottom four.

It was the manager’s final game at the helm and after taking charge back in 2015, he says there will not be many more appealing jobs out there outside of the EFL.

Garrard said an teary goodbye to supporters and spoke of his devastation and not being able to write the perfect end to his love story.

He said: “This is very difficult for me, this club is all I have known for so long. It’s 18 years of my life. It’s very upsetting and it is very raw.

“My two young boys, they have only ever known their dad to be the Boreham Wood manager. It is going to take some getting used to, that’s for sure.

“To think that my time here is over is a lot to take in, it’s hurts that I couldn’t keep the club up. But over the course of the season the league table doesn’t lie. The best team goes up and the worst four go out of it.”

He moved to tell fans that there will be plenty of good times around the corner.

He said: “I know the chairman will be working tirelessly to make sure the club bounce back at the first time of asking.”

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