Mikey Place has cemented his status at Galway United, becoming the latest player to sign a new contract which will take him through his second season at the club.
The 22 year old Dunmore native scored four times for the Tribesmen this year, settling into his role as right winger under John Caulfield.
The Dunmore native said that the second half of 2020 saw a huge boost in confidence at Galway United, and they hope to continue that next season.
“All of the players bought into what John was trying to do. We started to get results and we really kicked on then. Everybody was enjoying it, confidence grew around the club and our aim now has to be to build on that next season.”
“John has brought in some really good players, they’re coming here to build on last season and be a part of what’s happening at the club.”
“The First Division is a tough league to get out of, I think people underestimate how hard it is at times. It’s a dog eat dog league, you have to be mentally and physically tough.”
“I hope I can build on last season and make an even bigger impact at the club in 2021.”
Caulfield said that Place has a “big impact” at Eamon Deacy Park this year, and that he was delighted to sign him again for 2021.
“Mikey did very well for me when I came in, he scored and created a few goals, and was a real threat in that wide role.
“He has great pace and directness, and he’s also a good finisher.”
“We’re hoping with the structures we’re putting in place next year, that we can get the best out of Mikey, and that he can kick on to the next level with Galway United.”