Phoenix sign striker Sheridan

03 January 2019 11:14:42 EST

Former Republic of Ireland international forward Cillian Sheridan has signed for Wellington Phoenix.

The 29-year-old has completed his medical in Wellington and will join Mark Rudan's side for the rest of the A-League season.

Sheridan has moved from Polish side Jagiellonia Bialystok, and is feeling excited about the new challenge.

"To play in another country with different challenges is always appealing to me," he said. "Wellington Phoenix are playing an attractive style and for a footballer you want to enjoy your football and what Mark Rudan is doing, really sold it to me."

Rudan feels the striker, who has scored 98 career goals and has played for clubs including Celtic and Plymouth Argyle, will be a good fit for his team who have been on a good run of form in recent weeks.

The Phoenix are unbeaten in their last five games, a spell which saw them record three consecutive victories for the first time since 2015.

"I'm constantly looking to challenge my players. Competition for places is crucial and at this time of the season, it's important to strengthen the squad and add quality," said Rudan.

Sheridan began his career with Celtic and has had stints at Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia and Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock.

He moved to Cypriot side, Apoel in 2013 and was instrumental in helping the club win an unprecedented domestic treble.

He helped the club reach the Champions' League Group stage and played against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax.

Sheridan, who earned three caps for Ireland in 2010, could be in line to face Adelaide United this Saturday.

Wellington are 16/1 to win the Grand Final.

The Phoenix are 11/4 to win their next game against Adelaide United, who are 19/20 with the draw 11/4.

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