Cillian Sheridan wins contract with Kilmarnock

Republic of Ireland striker Cillian Sheridan has signed a two-year contract with Kilmarnock after his departure from CSKA Sofia.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan to St Johnstone and agreed to leave the Bulgarians last month as the club suffered financial problems.

Sheridan started his senior career with Celtic, who loaned him to Motherwell, Plymouth Argyle and Saints.

On leaving Celtic in 2010, he signed a three-year deal with CSKA.

However, Sheridan fell out of favour following a change in management and had trials with Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers in the United States.

He also trained with Hibernian before signing for Scottish Premier League rivals St Johnstone on loan for the whole of last season.

Sheridan, who has three international caps, scored five goals in 32 appearances for the Perth outfit, forming a much-praised partnership with Francisco Sandaza, the Spaniard who this summer moved to Rangers.