Date of birth
After coming through the academy at Arsenal, the keeper had loan spells with Southampton and Dagenham & Redbridge before plying his trade in Non-League football with Needham Market and Harrow Borough after his release by the Gunners in 2013.
The 30-year-old continued to train with Arsene Wenger’s squad on a full-time basis during his year outside the pro game, but returned to the League by signing for AFC Wimbledon in 2014.
He helped the Dons to promotion from Sky Bet League Two in 2015-16, then made 43 appearances for them in all competitions last term, taking him to over a century with the south-west London club.
Shea signed a one-year deal with the Hatters as a free agent in July 2017, which was extended until 2020 in February.
He forced his way into the first team at the tail end of the season, making eight league appearances, to win a second promotion from the fourth tier.
Finished the 2018/19 campaign with the Golden Glove award for League One after keeping 19 clean sheets in what was an outstanding season for the ‘keeper.
Signed a new contract with the Hatters in October 2019, going onto make his Championship debut later that month in a 3-0 win against Bristol City and played an additional 12 games in the league during the rest of the 2019/20 campaign.
The following season he provided back-up to Simon Sluga and made 10 appearances in total, largely enforced by an injury to the Croatian 'keeper. He kept four clean-sheets in those matches.
He started the 2021/22 campaign as back-up to Sluga once again before getting a run in the side from December into the new year. Shea kept nine clean sheets in 21 appearances, before his season was sadly ended with a serious knee injury against Cardiff City.