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The former Bray Wanderers midfielder and current Lilywhites captain has agreed to extend his stay at Oriel Park for another year

Airtricity Premier Division side Dundalk have confirmed that Chris Shields has agreed to re-join the club for the 2013 season.

The 22-year-old Dubliner joined the Lilywhites in January 2012 from Bray Wanderers and was promoted to the role of club captain in February of that year.

A versatile player capable of playing anywhere across the back four as well as in midfield, Shields has received international recognition in the past, when he was included in the home-based Republic of Ireland under 21 squad in November 2010.

Shields becomes Stephen Kenny's 15th signing as the Lilywhites continue to prepare for the forthcoming campaign.