Shiels considering Killie stay

Northern Ireland international could commit future to Kilmarnock

Dean Shiels: Considering extending his stay at Kilmarnock

Dean Shiels: Was recalled to the Northern Ireland team for game with Norway

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Dean Shiels is considering committing his future to Kilmarnock after winning the League Cup and earning an international recall.

The attacking midfielder joined his father Kenny's team on a short-term deal after leaving Doncaster last summer, initially on loan before making the move permanent in January.

The 27-year-old's form in the SPL brought about his first Northern Ireland appearance in nearly two years against Norway in February.

And after consulting his international boss Michael O'Neill about his future, he says staying with Killie is now a serious option.

Staying

"I'll re-evaluate things in June," Shiels told the Daily Record.

"I just want to give it a good push between now and the end of the season then see what happens.

"There have been no talks with Kilmarnock. With the League Cup Final, too much has been going on and the team is more important than me.

"Staying here is something I'd think about and I've spoken with Michael O'Neill about. He doesn't have a preference - he just wants me to be playing regularly because there aren't too many players in the Northern Irish squad doing that.

"Playing at Kilmarnock helped me to get back into the international set-up."