Dundalk have made their fifth signing of the close season in the form of Lithuanian international midfielder Karolis Chvedukas from Lithuanian champions FK S?duva.
Chvedukas has won 19 senior caps for his country to date, featuring in five of Lithuania’s ten qualifying encounters in their failed pursuit of this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.
“I am very happy and excited to be here,” the 26-year-old told the club’s official website after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract at Oriel Park.
“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 box-to-box midfielder started his career with FK S?duva, for whom he played a total of 170 matches in the Lithuanian top-flight over the course of two separate spells.
He’s also plied his trade in Croatia and Poland with RNK Spilt and Chojniczanka Chojnice respectively.
Dundalk have also retained midfielder Georgie Poynton, who spent last season on loan at Bohemians, for another year while manager Stephen Kenny is eager to bring in another two players this week.