According to his
profile on the Global Soccer
website, Andrew is a former schoolboy with the Canaries
who played with them from the age of 13 (1993) until he was 16.
During this time, he played for Norwich in the Northern Ireland
Milk Cup and the Sunderland Festival. He also attended the FA Centre
of Excellence and represented Norfolk at every level. After being
released by Norwich, he joined the Kings Lynn youth side where he
won the county cup. He was also invited for trials with the England
Schools Under 19 side. His personal view of his strengths and weaknesses
is as follows:
I am a fit, strong running athlete of medium build. I feel that
stamina and speed off the mark are key assets of a good player,
and therefore put an emphasis on sprints mixed with longer runs
in training. I spend some time in the gym, as physical strength
is a key advantage, but perhaps pay closer attention to improving
ball skills and striking the ball in terms of crossing and shooting.
This is the case as I feel that general ball skills and first touch
are skills that many English players lack, or overlook, perhaps
concentrating too heavily on strength.
Andrew joined the Global Soccer Network in search of an American
college for whom he would gain a soccer scholarship.