Boreham Wood have announced that Angelo Balanta has put pen-to-paper on a new one-year deal keeping him at Meadow Park until the summer of 2018.
Balanta can operate up top, in a role behind the striker or strikers and down either flank if required. He was Born in Colombia, but moved to England and joined the Queens Park Rangers academy as a 17-year-old, where he progressed through the age groups before breaking into the first team as a teenager in 2007.
He made his first-team debut for QPR as a substitute in December 2007 and made his first ever start for the club later on that month.
In November 2008 as part of his development, Balanta joined league two side Wycombe Wanderers on a three month`s loan deal.
A further loan In June 2010 followed, as he joined MK Dons at Division one level for a season. In his time at MK Dons, Balanta bagged 11 goals in fifty games and was highly thought of by the MK Dons supporters, playing in a play-off final..
In July 2014 and after a further loan at Yeovil, Balanta was released by Rangers after seven years with the club.
In his time at QPR he made in total twenty-five appearances in the Premiership and Championship scoring twice.
Before joining Wood late last summer, Balanta had played his recent football at both Bristol Rovers and Carlisle United.
Wood boss Luke Garrard commented after securing his ninth signing for next season: “Angelo has been great for me this season and has until his recent groin injury been a constant in my sides. He can play in a variety of positions and thankfully he is now fully fit again. Throughout the season, he’s scored some big goals for us and is a good influence on our younger players and great to have around the club.
“That’s why I’m also delighted to announce that Angelo will be joining me and our other PASE academy coaching staff, for up to three times a week next season. That’s great news for our young scholars, who’ll learn an awful lot from somebody with Angelo’s experience and attitude”.