Coates transfer-listed due to 'Covid cuts' and Blues bring in Shields

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Veteran defender Colin Coates has been transfer-listed by Glenavon.

The club says it's due to restructuring of the playing staff post Covid-19.

The 35-year-old former Northern Ireland international moved to Mourneview Park from Crusaders last year. 

He'd been with the Crues for 18 years.

Meanwhile, Linfield have as expected signed midfielder Chris Shields from Dundalk.

The Bangor-based 30-year-old has been handed a three-year contract.

Derry City stretched their unbeaten run to eight matches on Monday night with a 1-1 draw against Sligo Rovers.

Ronan Boyce claimed a late equaliser for the home side at the Brandywell.

Derry remain sixth in the League of Ireland standings.

In rugby, a local star gets his chance to shine for the Lions this weekend:



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