AFC Telford United have signed central defender Niall Maher from Irish side Galway United.

Maher began his career at Bolton Wanderers where he had been at the club since the age of ten before going onto make his first team debut on the 2nd April 2016 at home against Reading. In January 2015, Maher joined Blackpool in a one-month loan and he made his Football League debut as a substitute for in their defeat away at Watford at Vicarage Road.

At the end of the 2015-16 season, Bolton confirmed that he would be leaving when his contract expired at the end of June and during July 2016 it was confirmed that he had joined Bolton’s close neighbours Bury on a twelve-month contract. He scored his first goal for Bury against Burton Albion in an EFL Cup tie on 10 August 2016. He went on to make fourteen appearances for Bury during the 2016/17 campaign.

During August 2017, Maher joined League of Ireland Premier Division side Galway United.

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