Former Celtic striker links up with Rangers favourite at Championship club

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A former Celtic striker has linked up with an old Rangers favourite, returning to Scottish football on a short-term deal.

A former Celtic striker has linked up with a Rangers favourite on an initial short-term deal. Cillian Sheridan came through at Celtic’s academy before graduating to the first team in 2006, going on to make 14 league appearances, scoring four times.

Three loan spells followed before a surprise move to Russia to join CSKA Sofia, and his career was far from straightforward after that. Sheridan went on to play in Cyprus, Poland, New Zealand and Israel before returning to Scotland in 2021 to join Dundee. He made 19 league appearances there before leaving in the summer having failing to score a single league goal.

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The 34-year-old has now secured a new club in the form of Championship outfit Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The three-time Ireland international has signed an initial deal until January 2024, lasting just a matter of months, but he could wind up staying on until the end of the season if all goes will, it seems.

The move sees Sheridan link up with Rangers favourite Duncan Ferguson, who has been in charge since the summer. Inverness are currently second from bottom in the Championship having picked up just five points from their first eight league games, though they have two games in hand over a number of clubs. Ferguson’s men are the joint-lowest scorers in the division with just six, and Sheridan, it’s hoped, will help improve things up top.

Though, of the 14 clubs he has represented in his career, he has only scored double figures - in league goals - twice, at Omonia and Jagiellonia Białystok. At his last four clubs, he has scored seven goals in 85 league appearances combined, but at 6ft5”, the former Celtic striker offers a lot more than just goals, usually serving as a link-up target man, and Ferguson will be hoping to benefit from that at Inverness.

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