Woudenberg relishing new challenge

Netherlands youth international defender Lucas Woudenberg says he holds no regrets after finally leaving Feyenoord for SC Heerenveen.

Woudenberg spent six-years on the books of the Eredivisie Champions after being handed his first professional contract by De Stadionclub – but only featured 14 times for the first-team.

Nonetheless, the left-back spent two fruitful seasons on loan at domestic rivals NEC Nijmegen and Excelsior Rotterdam where he featured 71 times for the two clubs respectively.

Now Woudenberg is ready to settle down and establish himself as a premier top-flight full-back with De Superfriezen, after signing a two-year deal.

"I have a great feeling after signing for SC Heerenveen and I am really happy with this new step in my career," he told the club's website. "The club showed a great interest in signing me and I wanted to come here too.

"The Abe Lenstra stadium is a great place to play football and I also had good talks with the manager Jurgen Streppel who told me what he expected of me and how he wants me to play," he added.

"I have a double feeling upon leaving Feyenoord. I was at the club from a very young age and I learnt a lot but I can’t wait to get started here at SC Heerenveen and I believe that this is the best step for me in my career."

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