Andy fulfilled a lifelong dream when he signed a one year contract with the club in July 2017. Despite being new to the Jags first team squad, the wide midfielder has a wealth of experience of playing at the hallowed Firhill turf, stretching back to 2005. His debut on the Maryhill turf could hardly have went better for Andy as he produced a moment of individual brilliance to create space for himself before firing the ball beyond the goalkeeper to ensure his Physically Disabled side would run out 1-0 victors. Andy’s celebrations lived long in the memory of the Thistle faithful as he won the best moment of the season award at the end of that campaign.
Andy is a long time Jags fan and has held a season ticket at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill for as long as he can remember. Away from his commitments in the first team playing squad, Andy has also served for the West of Scotland for the physically disabled football squad for 18 years. With a testimonial match approaching in a couple of years, Andy will be seeking a match against the Jags to celebrate his 20 years of loyalty to West of Scotland.
With a prestigious domestic career under his belt, Andy has also been capped 50 times for the Scotland Cerebral Palsy side with international matches giving him experience of playing games throughout Europe and beyond. His single Scotland goal was a special one, coming in a 3-2 victory against the Auld Enemy in a tournament in Denmark.
Andy’s family have ensured his support for the club has never wavered and he attends Jags games with his dad, also called Andy and his brother Jamie.
His mum, Helen Ann, and sister, Amanda, have also played their part in supporting Andy and helping him become a professional player for the best team there is.
Contract Expiry: May 2018