Midfielder Alex Woodyard signs for York City FC

York City FC are delighted to announce the signing of AFC Wimbledon captain Alex Woodyard on a two-year deal after the mutual termination of his contract with the EFL side.

The 30-year-old central midfielder made 34 League Two appearances for the Plough Lane club last season and won their Players’ Player of the Year award in 2021/22.

Woodyard became a favourite among the Dons’ fans during his three-year stay as he surpassed 100 appearances and was made club captain.

The midfielder has tasted National League success before, having been an important member of the Lincoln City team that won the league title in 2016/17, as well as having a shock giant-killing run to the quarter-final of the FA Cup along the way.

Woodyard continued to be an important figure at the Imps as they made the League Two playoffs in their first season back in the EFL, another campaign in which they had cup success, winning the EFL Trophy at Wembley.

He has remained a Football League player since promotion with Lincoln, signing for League One Peterborough United ahead of the 2018/19 season and spending time on loan with Tranmere Rovers in 2019/20 ahead of his move to Wimbledon.

On returning to National League football with the Minstermen, Woodyard said: “It was a fairly easy decision.

“The club looks like it’s really going in the right direction and it will be a great time to get on board.

“I’ve won this league before with Lincoln City and I know what it takes to be successful at this level. I feel my experience can bring a lot to the side.”

The deal is subject to FA and National League approval