Last season’s first team goalkeeper, David Myers, has joined Spanish side Hercules on a professional contract.
Following his selection for the Great Britain Maccabiah squad a year ago, the 22-year old stopper was invited to join Lions last term to get regular game time having returned from a period in Spain.
After some outstanding performances in goal for Lions during the club’s unbeaten run last season and in winning a silver medal for Maccabi Great Britain in Israel he was invited to trial at Crawley Town at the start of this season.
He then travelled to Spain in order to get that elusive professional contract, training with UCAM Murcia before Hercules agreed to sign him up full time.
Myers is enjoying life as a pro, having been very focused on achieving this over the past few years, but the task is no less easy now he is at the former La Liga side.
‘Training is difficult. It’s a good intensity and very hot, often we have two sessions a day. I’m pushing myself on and off the pitch. Plus I am in another country, so I just totally focus on football.’
Myers is currently in the Hercules B squad, who play in the Spanish lower divisions, but hopes for a call-up for the first team at some point if he can impress in training.
Despite moving to Spain, last season’s ‘Safe Hands’ award winner Myers plans to come back on his week off back to Rowley Lane watching his old team mates in the South Midlands League.
‘Lions played a big part to where I am now. To play at a club where you enjoy everything is very rare. The management, the players and just the whole environment really boosted my confidence after a few setbacks; it helped get me into form again. Not losing a game for London Lions in the league was a great achievement and it shows the quality in the team.
‘I will forever be a Lions boy!’
We look forward to following David as he looks to establish himself in the pro game.