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Rumour Mill-Dean Shiels (Hibs)

Rumour Mill-Dean Shiels (Hibs)

Media sources report that Burnley have joined the race for Hibs midfielder Dean Shiels with Rangers, Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Cardiff City also thought to be interested.

The 23 year old is out of contract at the end of this season and is available to talk to interested clubs about possible pre-contract moves from January 1st 2009 when the new transfer window opens.

Shiels joined Hibernian, his only professional club to date in 2004 following a season with Arsenal youth.

He has 7 caps for Northern Ireland and has scored 22 times for Hibs in 114 appearances.

One interesting fact is that the footballer has been blind in one eye following an accident when aged only eight. Indeed in early 2006,he had an operation to remove his right eye after the player complained of discomfort and headaches.

The disability though certainly doesn't appear to have affected his footballing prowess.

Owen Coyle will of course be aware of Shiels from his time north of the border at his former club, St Johnstone.




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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday December 14 2008
Time: 6:20PM

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Wonder how many Scottish players we will be linked with this time round!
turfmanphil
14/12/2008 18:22:00
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Is midfield the area we need to strengthen? Although if it is a good player on a free transfer - I wouldnt say no. I also expect to see Mahon move on in the summer - Maybe a potential replacement for him? or just papertalk?
Claretdale
14/12/2008 20:21:00
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Received this from and Hibs fan:Dean Shiels. Contract up at the end of the year and there have been various rumours up here about where he might go. Including Rangers. Lost an eye when I think he was about 10 and has obviously learned to adjust. Started out at Arsenal youth and then raised his game to join us. Interesting rumours as he's never held down a first team place with us for a long spell. He's quite skilful and on his day he can be a match winner BUT regularly goes missing in matches or tries something too flash and it all goes horribly wrong. The Hibs threads have been quite mixed about whether we should let him go or try and keep him. Some look on him as a luxury others that he can throw in the spark to unlock a defence. The one thing most folk agree on is that he does give 100% and if he does move on everyone would wish him the best. Even when it goes all pear shaped the fans are split with him. He once scored an 80th minute penalty against Hearts to bring us back to 2 - 2 when we had been 2 - 0 down. The trouble was he then got sent off for clouting Craig Gordon in the Hearts goal when trying to get the ball back to the centre spot. Some remember him for clouting Gordon others remind you that at 2 -2 we were in the ascendancy and looking like winning however Hearts took advantage of our lack of numbers and won 3 - 2. If he does go to you I wouldn't see him as a 90 minute man. Maybe an alternative coming off the bench.
turfmanphil
16/12/2008 07:28:00
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