Gloucester City are set to announce a new signing “later today or tomorrow”, but in the meantime goalkeeper Niall Maher has committed to the club for the 2020/21 National League North season.
The 21 year-old shot-stopper made 11 appearances for the club after joining The Tigers in December 2019.
Perhaps his most notable performance for the club in that time was in the Severn Sport Live commentary game between City and Farsley Celtic, where he was voted as man of the match following a string of superb saves.
The former Morecambe ‘keeper Maher, who is 6-foot-3, was attracting interest from Football League sides before opting to swap Weston for Gloucester in December.
A statement from the club this morning said:
On signing for the club for the upcoming season Niall had the following to say:
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract at the club and I’m looking forward to getting back in and working. I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far and the fans have been great to me.”
With James Rowe on furlough the detail of the signing was completed by Co-Chairman Alex Petheram who said:
“I’m really pleased to have secured Niall for next season, what a great approach he’s got to football and life, it’s so nice to deal with someone so hungry to play football and impress.
When James was placed on furlough he gave Steve and myself a list of players to try and secure. Niall was clearly one of them and we’re expecting to be able to announce one more today (Sunday) from last seasons squad, or at the very worst early next week.
James wants competition for places across the park next season, so I’ve a video meeting with a new face later today following his contract terms agreement last week. That will be the first new face we see at the club this summer and will hopefully allow others to follow. That player will be formally announced again later today or tomorrow, but the deal is done, just waiting on the paperwork to catch up”.