Dundee striker Cillian Sheridan says he’s happy to fight with someone like Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths for a starting place at the Dens Park club.

The recently-promoted Scottish Premiership side are in discussions with Celtic and Griffiths – who played for the club between 2009 – 2011 – over a season-long loan move. Griffiths signed a new deal at Parkhead earlier this summer but has fallen out of favour, with all parties keen to get a deal done.

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Celtic striker Griffiths is wanted at former club Dundee. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While the move is not confirmed, Sheridan welcomes the news that someone of Griffiths’ calibre could arrive at Dens Park. The Irish striker is getting up to speed himself as he hunts a first goal of the season and believes competition is good.

He said: “You expect that when you’re going into a good team and a good squad. You have to expect that quality is going to come in and, ultimately, any bit of quality that comes in and helps the team is good for everyone. There’s no point in thinking selfishly about it.

“You have to be ready for competition and I think it lifts the place as well. I feel good. I know if I come into games it’s not just a case of getting minutes under my belt. I need to come in and impact games as well. That’s probably what I’ll be looking to do over the next few weeks and months.”

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