With the signing of prolific Div 1 signing Andy Myler last week Waterford look like good bet to return to the big time

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In an effort to build on their current form, Waterford United F.C. had their offer for Andy Myler accepted by Athlone Town this weekend and he has joined “The Blues” for an undisclosed sum. Andy Myler joined Athlone Town in the summer of 2000 and soon began finding the net at what would prove to be a record-breaking rate. His scoring feats included a hat trick in an away game with Drogheda, the first hat trick scored by an Athlone Town player since Padraig Dully hit Galway United for three in 1991. By February of that year, Myler had reached the 23-goal mark, equalling the club's goal scoring record, set by Eugene Davis in the 1980/81. He surpassed that record two months later and finished a fantastic season with 27 league goals, and more in other competitions including a memorable couple in the first leg of Athlone's promotion play-off with his old club UCD. At the end of the season he was named First Division “Player of the Year” by both the Eircom League and the PFAI, while also receiving the Player of the Year trophy from Athlone Town F.C.
“We have been looking around for some time for a striker and in signing Andy Myler we are adding someone with proven goal scoring ability to our squad.” explained Rossa McDermott, WUFC plc Director, “In this last round of games it will be a very tight battle and we need to make sure every effort in front of goal counts if we are to fulfil our title dreams this season.”
Originally from Dublin, Andy Myler played his schoolboy football with St. Kevin's Boys before joining University College Dublin (UCD) on a Soccer Scholarship, where he enjoyed four years at Belfield, helping the students to the First Division Championship in 1994/95. He also won a Leinster Senior Cup medal with UCD in 1996, beating Athlone Town in a penalty shoot-out in the final. Myler then left UCD to join Newry Town in the Irish League and again helped the Mourne men to win the First Division Championship and having attracted attention again he then joined Monaghan United and was top scorer that season finding the net 17 on occasions. He has a proven eye for goal and is a big man who holds the ball up well bringing other players into the game.