Danny Woodards: Bristol Rovers defender signs new contract

Danny Woodards

Bristol Rovers defender Danny Woodards has signed a new one-year deal with the League Two club.

Woodards is in his third season at the Memorial Stadium, having joined from MK Dons in the summer of 2011.

He is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury he suffered in April and is not expected to be fit until Christmas.

The 29-year-old missed a the first four months of the 2012-13 campaign after breaking his ankle.

Chairman Nick Higgs said: "We are delighted that Danny has signed a new contract. He is a very influential player who brings a lot to the team.

"He is recovering well from his injury, and we hope to have in back around Christmas time."