“It was hard to keep things in check but it’s been the perfect ending to a near on perfect career here. My family were in tonight and then the lads gave me a guard of honour which I didn’t expect because I was chatting to my wife. It’s been perfect because we got three points.”

Chris Shields spoke to DFCTV after drawing the curtains on his nine-and-a-half year career at Oriel Park with a 2-1 win over Derry City at Oriel Park on Friday night.