Andrew McNeil

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Andrew McNeil is a Scottish goalkeeper, who was born in Edinburgh on 19th January 1987. He began his career at Southampton, and was part of the clubs successful youth setup that won the 2005 Academy title. McNeil failed to earn a single first team appearance for the St Marys outfit, but was named on the bench at Mansfield for a Carling Cup tie on 20th September 2005. In January 2006 McNeil left Southampton.

Just two days after leaving Saints, McNeil joined Hibernian, the team he had supported as a youngster. He was initially third choice at Easter Road, behind Zbigniew Malkowski and Simon Brown. McNeil finally made his Hibs debut on December 30th 2006 in a 2-0 win over Dunfermline, after the error prone Malkowski was dropped. The former Saints stopper kept his place in the side for the rest of the campaign, and picked up his first trophy for the club on 18th March 2007, when Hibs hammered Kilmarnock 5-1 in the Scottish League Cup final. McNeil ended 2006/07 in disappointing form however, and was dropped the following season for Yves Makubu-Ma-Kalambay. McNeil was used sparingly at Easter Road until his release in May 2009.

McNeil struggled to find employment in football immediately following his departure from Hibernian. He went to work for his father's gardening company, before short non-contract spells with Shamrock Rovers, Livingston and Clyde.

In September 2009 McNeil signed for semi-professional Scottish Third Division outfit Montrose. The former Hibernian man was part of the team that finished rock bottom of the Scottish league pyramid in 2009/10. On May 20th 2010 McNeil signed for First Division side Raith Rovers. He was initially used as a substitute, but won his place in the team later in the 2010/11 campaign. McNeil helped the club to a 2nd place finish, but was released in May 2011.

In July 2011 McNeil signed a one year deal with Livingston.