Andrews: Ian Edmund (Ian)
(Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)
Born: Nottingham: 1-12-1964
Debut v Crystal Palace (a): 17-12-1988
6’2” 12st 2lb (1988)
Andrews started as an associate schoolboy with Nottingham Forest and was an apprentice
with Mansfield Town from 1980 before joining Leicester City in June 1982. He won England Youth
honours in September 1981. He signed professional forms with Leicester on 6th December 1982.
He was loaned to Swindon Town, where he made one League appearance, on 24th January 1984
in a 1-1 home draw with Bristol Rovers, from 1st January 1984 to 31st January 1984. He played
for the England Under-Twenty-one team, on 9th September 1986 in a friendly International with
Sweden at Oestersund, but only played the first half before being replaced by Perry Suckling,
who was then with Manchester City. On 26th July 1988 he joined Glasgow Celtic for £300,000,
as understudy for Irish International Pat Bonner. He had made one hundred and twenty-six
appearances whilst at Filbert Street. He was loaned to Leeds for the month of December 1988,
after injury had sidelined Mervyn Day for what, at first, seemed to be the whole of that month.
He made an excellent debut, keeping a clean sheet, on 17th December 1988 at Crystal Palace in
a 0-0 draw, in what turned out to be his only game for United, as Mervyn Day was back for the
next game. He joined Southampton for £200,000 on 22nd December 1988, after a loan period. He had
made only five appearances in the Scottish League, two in the Scottish League Cup and
an unforgettable penalty shoot out win over Liverpool in the Dubai Champions Cup in April 1989,
which was a decider for the "Best Team in Britain" and Andrews was one of Celtic's scorers
from the spot in the decider, while at Parkhead. He could not hold down a regular spot at the
Dell, making only ten League appearances and one in a minor Cup game, and was loaned to
Plymouth Argyle in August 1994, but did not play for them. On 5th September 1994 he was sold
to Bournemoith for £20,000 and there he finally establishing himself as a regular. After
sixty-four League appearances for the Cherries, he returned on loan to Leicester City
in March 1997, but failed to make the first team and retired at the end of the 1996-97 season.
He joined Leicester City as goalkeeping coach and physiotherapist, and was used by the Foxes on
the bench in the home match against Liverpool on 3rd March 2001 and again in the home game with
Arsenal on 23rd January 2002. In 2004 he joined Team Bath as physiotherapist. He is an alumnus
of Manchester Metropolitan University.