48. ALEXANDRO CATALIN
Alex joined at the end of the invincibles season, announcing himself by scoring the first goal in the 2-2 draw with Celts that sealed the league title.
Since then, he’s cemented his spot as part of a formidable Shane back-line. Alex is a strong, hard-tackling, centre-back who will never let his man get the better of him.
Alex is dominant in the air, too, not only defensively, but also from set-pieces. He’s one of several Shane players who are potent in the air – a reason why we are so dangerous from set-pieces.
Alex enjoys pushing forward too and has been known to go on marauding runs, using his strength to shrug players off with ease. He can hit a free-kick nicely too, having already scored one this season, and also assisted a Lars header against Triangle.
Alex, along with Stu and Sean, forms a watertight defensive team who are rarely beaten and will form the backbone of any success Shane has in their upcoming season in division one.