Drogheda United Manager Robbie Horgan has today secured the signature of Paul Andrews, the towering 6 foot 5 centre-half who joined Shelbourne last summer.
The 23-year old from Skerries is Horgan’s 14th signing of the 2014 season following hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Gary O’Neill is returning to the Boyneside.
Andrews began his soccer career with Shelbourne schoolboys before moving to Drogheda’s Under 17s where he thrived under the guidance of then manager Darius Kierans during the team’s successful 2007 and 2008 seasons. He was awarded a sports scholarship to the US and returned from Kentucky last season signing for Shelbourne. He has attracted the attention of a number of English clubs in recent weeks but has opted to pursue his career with Drogheda.
Speaking shortly after his meeting with Robbie Horgan, Paul said, “I am delighted to be re-joining Drogheda United after a five year spell over in America. I know what a great club it is first hand and after speaking with Robbie and hearing his plans I am very excited for the season ahead.”
“Paul is a very promising player and I believe that he will develop even further with us”, said Robbie Horgan. “He is a strong player and his height is a great advantage as a defender. I had heard that he was speaking to some English clubs and I felt that he could progress with us for another year or so before making the move across the water. I think he will complement the other lads very well and I’m very happy now with how the back line has shaped up.”
Andrews will be a welcome addition to Drogheda’s defence that already includes Alan McNally, Shane Grimes and Mick Daly.