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Ex-Rangers man Dean Shiels on the Dundalk glory trail

By Adam McKendry

Former Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels says he has signed for Airtricity League champions Dundalk to "win things".

The 31-year-old, who was linked with a move to Linfield, joins the club after a four-year stint in Scotland where he helped the Gers return to the Premiership.

Northern Ireland international Shiels also had spells at Hibernian, Doncaster Rovers and Kilmarnock, where he was coached by his father Kenny - now boss of Dundalk's rivals Derry City.

"It's a good club here and you can see with the way they have gone in Europe they are progressing nicely," said Shiels.

"I want to win things. I have won trophies in Scotland, and Dundalk have won trophies over the last couple of years, so that's what I've come here for.

"I have heard nothing but good things about the club," he added.

Meanwhile, Dundalk are hoping to be pitted against Manchester United when the draw is made for the Europa League group stages today (12pm).

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