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Lyons signs | Bohemians right-back confirmed for 2021 season

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Bohemians have confirmed that right-back Andy Lyons has re-signed with the club ahead of the start of the 2021 season in March.

The news is announced just hours before the first team commence pre-season training.

The 20-year-old originally joined the club's under-17s in August 2016 from St Joseph's Boys and quickly progressed through to the under-19s with whom he won back-to-back league titles in 2017 and 2018 and the Enda McGuill Cup.

He captained the under-19s in the double-winning season in 2018 and also skippered the side in the UEFA Youth League.

24 July 2019; Andy Lyons of Republic of Ireland and João Mário of Portugal during the 2019 UEFA U19 Championships semi-final match between Portugal and Republic of Ireland at Banants Stadium in Yerevan, Armenia. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Lyons made his first-team bow against Dundalk in a 3-1 Leinster Senior Cup defeat Oriel Park in June 2018, with his league debut coming the following month in a 6-0 win over Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park.

The Kildare native deputised for former club captain Derek Pender when called upon in the 2018 and 2019 seasons before making the right-back berth his own following Pender's retirement at the end of 2019.

Lyons has been capped for Ireland all the way up to under-19 level, starring at the UEFA under-19 European Championship in 2019.

He missed the end of last season after breaking his arm in training.

Meanwhile, Lyons former team-mate Andre Wright has completed his move to Scottish club Ayr United on a short-term deal.

The Scottish Championship club have signed the English striker on a deal until the end of the season.

Bohemians 2021 squad confirmed so far;

Goalkeepers: James Talbot, Stephen McGuinness. Defenders: Andy Lyons, Anto Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, James Finnerty, Rob Cornwall, Rory Feely, Tyreke Wilson. Midfielders: Ali Coote, Bastien Héry, Conor Levingston, Dawson Devoy, Jack Moylan, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Promise Omochere, Ross Tierney, Stephen Mallon. Strikers: Georgie Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.

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