It’s will of no surprise to fans of the League of Ireland that Shelbourne have moved quick to secure the services of James English for the next season.
Owen Heary made sure the striker was one of the first players he re-signed as soon as we moved into the close season.
English, who is currently helping out on the coaching staff of LSL new boys Aryfield United, moved to the club after socring 45 goals in the Premier C with local club Darndale.
That move came about midway through the 2015 season so this contract now makes the former Kilbarrack and Irish Junior International one of the clubs longest serving players.
The 25 year old top scored for the club in a season that saw them end a 10 year wait for a trophy by winning Leinster Senior Cup so a contract always seemed likely. Indeed he was Man of the Match in the decider.
However, he and the team will be hoping to improve on last seasons fourth place finish in the First Division.