Wood, Frank

Birth Date

17th August 1924



Biographical Text

Frank Wood played eight times for Exeter City in the early 1950s in between playing for Bury and Rochdale. 

Frank turned out for Manchester junior side Hulme until he was signed as a professional by Bury in October 1948 where he appeared in just one league game even though he remained on the books until the end of the 1951/52 season. 

Having had an unsuccessful trial with Shrewsbury Town, and without a club during the first half of 1952/53, Exeter City player-manager Norman Kirkman invited Frank to have a one-month trial at St James’ Park in January 1953. With City struggling, Frank was given a contract for the remainder of the season and he eventually made his debut in the 1-0 win at Ipswich Town on 7 March 1953. Although he appeared in eight of the Grecians’ final twelve league matches of the season, Frank’s contract was not renewed in the summer and he duly signed for Rochdale for the 1953/54 campaign where he failed to make a league appearance.





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