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Chvedukas Signs For Lilywhites

First Team News
// 8 Jan 2018

Dundalk FC are delighted to announce the signing of Lithuanian international Karolis Chvedukas.

The 26 year-old joins the club with a wealth of experience and most recently played in the top flight in his native Lithuania with Suduva Marijampole. He started is career with the club back in 2008 and spent eight years there before departing to play for RNK Split in Croatian Premier League.

The midfielder then moved to Poland to play for Chojniczanka Chojnice for a spell before returning to Suduva in the middle of 2017.

He has also earned 19 caps for Lithuania and recently featured in their World Cup Qualifiers.

Speaking after putting pen to paper Chvedukas told dundalkfc.com: “I am very happy and excited to be here. Today was the first training session for me and I got to see how hard the players worked. It was a very hard session and I feel it in my body.

“It is pre-season now so we have four or five weeks and then we will start the season and I am looking forward to it.

“I know a little bit of history from Dundalk FC and I know that they play very well. We must do very well this season and I will try to help the team do the best they can. I see all the players are a very good group and they are all very friendly so we must do a good job this season.

“I will try to help the team this season and I think we will do well for the year ahead.”

The midfielder is hoping his two years at the club is successful and outlined what kind of player he is for his new fans.

“I am hoping that the next two years will be very good for me. I am excited to be here. There is a good set up here and of course a very good coach. I am a midfielder who likes to get forward and also I like to get on the ball and move. I can play in three positions across the midfield.

“The coach will decide which he thinks will be best for me.”

The Lithuanian international believes that his European experience will prove to be a help in the league of Ireland and revealed playing in Europe in the summer was a factor in his decision to come to Ireland.

“I think I have good experience and good experience in both international matches and Europe. I have played a little bit in European matches so that will help I hope. The standard is good here and the club have done very, very well in the past few years which is good. There is a lot to play for.

“The club being in Europe in the summer and playing there was a reason to come here. I am looking forward to competing there and in the league here in Ireland.”