ANDY WOODMAN FACTFILE
Born: Camberwell, 1971 (age 45) 1989-95 Woodman spent his formative years at Crystal Palace but wasn’t able to break through and was released in 1994. He joined Exeter City but it proved an illfated spell and the goalkeeper was sent off in two successive games at one stage.
A move to Northampton proved a good one, with Woodman establishing himself as No.1 and making 200 appearances. The Cobblers won the Division Three play-off final in 1997 and then lost in the Division Two play-off final the following year, despite Woodman saving a penalty. He moved to Brentford in 1999 and helped them to the Division Three title that year.
Woodman joined Colchester United permanently in 2001 after spending time on loan there and later moved to Oxford United, again after a temporary spell. He later played for Stevenage Borough, Redbridge, Thurrock and Rushden & Diamonds.
After a short stint as assistant manager at Rushden, Woodman teamed up with Alan Pardew as goalkeeping coach at West Ham. He also worked under him at Charlton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace. Appointed Whitehawk boss in February, he kept them in National League South.