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17. Dean Williams

Sponsor: Jim McArdle

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Biography

Williams joined Rovers in 2016 and played for both their U17 and U19 sides until 2018. He made his senior debut for the Hoops in 2018 in a Leinster Senior Cup tie against St. Mochta’s before making his league debut in September 2018 against Limerick.

He scored 18 goals across the 2019 season between his loan spells at both Athlone and Bray before returning to Rovers for 2020.

The 2020 season saw Dean play for Rovers in both the Premier Division and for the Rovers II team in the First Division. Dean scored his first competitive goal for the Hoops in a 6-1 win at home to Waterford.

Williams also featured in the Europa League against both AC Milan and Ilves Tampere, scoring a penalty in the 12-11 shootout victory over the Finnish side.

He made ten appearances for Rovers off the bench in 2021 before joining Longford Town on loan for the second half of the season. There, under now Drogheda assistant manager Daire Doyle, the forward netted 7 goals in 17 appearances.

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