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Galway United signs striker Mikey Place

Dunmore native Mikey Place has become the latest new sign for Galway United for the coming season.

The 21 year old striker is coming to Galway United after spending two years with Finn Harps where he topped the goalscoring charts in 2018 at Finn Park with 10 goals.

Place also played his part in helping Finn Harps to retain their Premier Division status last season, scoring goals in vital wins against Waterford FC.

Galway United manager Alan Murphy has long been an admirer of Place’s ability and was overjoyed to secure him for the Tribesmen going into the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season.

“Mikey is natural winner and a really good competitor. He wants to press on in his career now and nail down a starting position and hit that target of being a top goalscorer at the club,” Murphy explained.

“We’ve spoken a lot over the last few years and I think we’re very much on the same page in terms of what he wants to achieve individually and what we want to achieve collectively as a group next season.”

Murphy added that he has huge ambitions for Place, describing him as a player with huge untapped potential. With a bit of outside belief Murphy thinks 2020 could be his best season yet.

““Goalscoring is a huge part of why Mikey was brought to the club, he’s proven that he has the ability to score goals and he just needs to be consistent now and have that platform to assist him.”

Mikey Place said that the confidence that Alan Murphy has in him was a big part of what inspired him to make the move to Eamon Deacy Park.

“When Alan told me about his plans for the future, it was hard to say no. I can’t wait to get going now,” Place explained.

“On a personal level, the aim for next season is to get back playing and enjoying my football again. I’m very excited about coming in and trying to help the club finish as high up the table as we possibly can.”

“When you look at Galway, you always see a strong fanbase and I’m really looking forward to playing infront of those supporters next year.”

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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