Jamie Wood was a young striker signed by Warren Joyce in the 1999 close season, making use of the Manchester United contacts that had attracted fellow striker David Brown to City a year earlier. Wood was a powerful runner but his finishing in front of goal was questionable and he often struggled to keep up with the frenetic pace and brutality of the fourth tier. He was therefore primarily deployed as an impact substitute, a role that he performed admirably in his first season, contributing half a dozen league goals. In his second season at Boothferry Park Jamie was again used by Brian Little as a substitute, but the goals had dried up and he left the club in the 2001 close season.
Born and raised in Salford, Wood lived the dream of most young Mancunians by signing for Manchester United as a teenager. He did not make a first team appearance for the Red Devils, who chose to give him a half-season toughening up sojourn at Royal Antwerp in the Belgian League. It was on his return from the Flanders capital that Wood signed for City.
In 2001 Wood signed for Halifax Town but his continued misfiring in front of goal meant that he only stayed at The Shay for one season, joining Swansea City for 2002/03 season. In 2003 he signed for Welsh League side The New Saints of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, beginning an association with the Welsh border village club that lasted eight years until his retirement in 2011.
In early 2001 Wood exploited an international qualification loophole to represent Cayman Islands in two international friendlies. An opportunity that was quickly slammed shut by new FIFA rules.
Nationality: Cayman Islands
Date/Place of Birth: 21 September 1978, Salford
Hull City First Game: 7 August 1999, Exeter City A (League Division Three), 20 years, 320 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 May 2001, Carlisle United A (League Division Three), 22 years, 226 days old
Manchester United (1995-1999), Royal Antwerp (1999, loan), Hull City (1999-2001), Halifax Town (2001-2002), Swansea City (2002-2003), The New Saints (2003-2011)
Hull City Record
Career: 60 apps, 7 goalsJamie Wood
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