Lincoln City have announced the signing of former Boreham Wood forward Bruno Andrade on a two-year deal following his departure from the National League play-off finalists.
The 24-year-old set the National League alight last season, as he struck 22 times in 50 appearances during Boreham Wood’s play-off campaign, including one at Wembley Stadium in their 2-1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers. Andrade is a product of the QPR youth setup, and made three first team appearances during a six-year stay at Loftus Road, including loan spells at Aldershot, Wycombe Wanderers and Stevenage.
The Portugese-born attacker scored his first senior goal just after he turned 19, during his loan spell at Wycombe while in League Two. A breakthrough season for Andrade came in the 2015/16 season, as he joined Woking on loan in the National League, featuring over 40 times, and scoring Woking’s second in a 3-2 victory at Sincil Bank.
Andrade left QPR permanently in the summer of 2016, to head to North London with Boreham Wood. He’s featured over 80 times in the two seasons, scoring 34 times, including two during this season’s play-off campaign as The Wood finished 3rd in the National League.
“It’s good to be here, and the first impressions are good and that’s the main thing,” Andrade said. “I dropped down a league to go to the Conference, and I knew my ability would get me back into the Football League and I’m grateful for Lincoln to give me that opportunity.”
The former QPR man expressed the influence that Danny and Nicky Cowley had on his arrival at Sincil Bank.
“What the Cowley brothers have achieved in the club’s first year back in the Football League, unfortunately missing out on the play-offs, but you can see this club is on the up, and I want to be part of it.”