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08 Oct 2021
NIFWA Chair Ruth Gorman pictured with Danske Bank Player of the Month Chris Shields

Linfield midfielder Chris Shields has been named Danske Bank Premiership Player of the Month for September.

The former Dundalk star was selected by the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association following a string of superb displays in the month. In September, the Blues claimed wins over Portadown and Glentoran. The 30 year-old joined Linfield from Dundalk in July.

A delighted Shields said: “I’d like to thank the Football Writers’ for this award.

“I’m really enjoying life in the Irish League and my time at Linfield. The facilities are top class, and the people are even better. I’ve known David Healy for a long time, so I’m really enjoying working under him.

“The quality in this league gets overlooked. It’s a tough division and I’m enjoying playing my part in that. There’s pressure at Linfield to win trophies, but that’s something I’m used to from my time at Dundalk.”

Crusaders star Ben Kennedy was runner-up to Shields, while Coleraine forward Matthew Shevlin came in third.