COLERAINE FC is delighted to announce the signing of Dean Shiels on an 18-month contract…
The experienced midfielder becomes Rodney McAree’s sixth addition to the club during the January transfer window.
Shiels will be no stranger to The Showgrounds after coming to matches with his father Kenny, before going on to have a playing career with the likes of Hibernian, Doncaster Rovers, Kilmarnock and Rangers. The 33-year-old also won 14 international caps for Northern Ireland, scoring one goal against Luxembourg.
The Magherafelt man has also been on the books of Dundalk, FC Edmonton, Dunfermline Athletic, and most recently, Derry City.
Speaking to colerainefc.com, boss Rodney McAree believes Shiels’ addition will help ‘add a level of professionalism’ around the club.
“Dean will provide us with experience and the know how,” he said.
“He will add a level of professionalism not only on the pitch, but at training and around the club.
“His versatility means he can play in two or three different positions and that’s a massive boost.
“He comes with a good profile after a fantastic career over the water and hopefully he will provide and score goals here at Coleraine.”
The Club will confirm that Shiels will wear the number 42 shirt.