Many Crystal Palace fans are reacting to a tweet from the club in which they have announced that Sam Woods has headed out on loan.
Woods has joined League One side Plymouth Argyle on loan until the end of the season. The club wished him good luck as he looks to play consistent football and prove to Roy Hodgson that he has the potential to be a Premier League player. One fan called the transfer update ‘superb’, as the Selhurst faithful are clearly hopeful he can strut his stuff in the lower leagues.
The player is a product of the South London side’s academy, but is now 22, so needs to be playing at a senior level to grow as a footballer. The defender featured 12 times in Premier League 2 this season (Transfermarkt), picking up an assist along the way and he has made four senior appearances for the Palace first team.
This loan feels like a huge moment in Woods’ career, he either cements his place in the League One side whilst on loan and shows that he has the quality, or he struggles. If the latter is the case, it will probably be very likely that Palace will look to sell him sooner rather than later.
Here is what Palace fans had to say following the news:
“Great move for him and I’m very happy for the opportunity that he’s going to get with Plymouth as he tries to help them push for the promotion playoffs! Good luck Sam!”
“Great Loan for him. Good luck Sam”
“Great experience, good luck to him. Are we freeing up a space in the squad for someone?”
“Good move for him. Really happy with this”
“An excellent opportunity for the lad…. Good luck, Sam!”
“This is a superb loan move for Sam Woods. Great opportunity for him”
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