Andy Watson (footballer, born 1967)
|Full name||Andrew Anthony Watson|
|Date of birth||1 April 1967|
|Place of birth||Leeds, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After two years at the Shay, Watson joined Swansea City in 1990 for £40,000. With only a handful of games for the Swans to his name, he moved north the following year to Carlisle United. It was with the Cumbrians that he established his best goals average, scoring 22 times in 56 league appearances.
In 1993, Watson was signed for ₤55,000 by Blackpool, where he was reunited with Billy Ayre. He was purchased with funds raised via the club's "Buy A Player" match, a scheme by which money from gate receipts was given to the manager for spending in the transfer market. The match in question was Blackpool v. Rotherham United on 16 January 1993, which drew a crowd of 6,144.
Gary Megson, who succeeded Sam Allardyce as Blackpool manager in 1996, decided Watson was surplus to requirements and sold him to Walsall for £60,000. He brought his career to a close at Doncaster Rovers.