Robbie Benson has played his final game for Dundalk. 

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to St Pat's, and though he stopped short of revealing where his next port of call will be, the midfielder did confirm he will be leaving Oriel Park.

"There's no point in denying it now, it'd be kind of insulting to people to say otherwise," Benson told RTÉ Sport when asked if he was moving on.

"Tonight was my last game for the club. I've been very successful here over the last four years. I just feel it's the right time for me to move on in search of a new challenge.

"I'd just like to say thanks to everyone, to the staff, the players and the fans as well."

Addressing rumours that he's bound for Inchicore, Benson added: "It's not fair for me to say anything. There's nothing decided yet officially. Tonight is my last night with Dundalk and I've enjoyed my time here.

"I'm very grateful for all the success we've had."

Benson arrived at Dundalk from UCD in the winter of 2015. He leaves with three league titles, one FAI Cup and two EA Sports Cups medals, as well as some glorious memories from their famous run to the Europa League group stages in 2016.

He scored a superb volley in the Champions League play-off against Legia Warsaw - which Stephen Kenny's side narrowly lost - and signed off on his time in Louth with a lovely chipped finish in the 6-0 Unite The Union Champions Cup defeat of Linfield.

"It was a real party on the pitch for us tonight," he said.

"The game was over in the first half an hour so it was nice for us to enjoy it and finish the season on a high after the disappointment last week.

"It was nice to get on the score sheet. I think overall we definitely deserved it over the two legs."

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