Dundee manager James McPake says technical director and former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan played a part in convincing him to sign Cillian Sheridan.

Strachan worked with the striker as he emerged through the ranks at Celtic earlier in his career. Now 32, Sheridan has signed a two year deal with the newly-promoted cinch Premiership team after a trial period at Dens Park. Sheridan was last with Wisla Plock in Poland and hasn’t played in the SPFL since 2013.

Cillian Sheridan of Wisla Plock celebrates a goal during the

The new Dundee hitman has signed a two-year deal. (Photo by Mikolaj Barbanell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

McPake said of Strachan’s influence (DR): “Gordon played him against Manchester United for Celtic in the Champions League. Gordon was saying he was a good player then but with all his experiences he has picked up a lot and become a better player.

“He has matured into an all-round centre-forward. We’ve been really pleased with him but he’s much more than a target man.”

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