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Irish pair Cillian Sheridan and Ian Lawlor join Scottish Premiership outfit

Dundee were promoted to the top flight via the play-offs last season.

Cillian Sheridan holds up the Dundee jersey.
Cillian Sheridan holds up the Dundee jersey.

DUNDEE FOOTBALL CLUB have announced deals for Cillian Sheridan and Ian Lawlor today. 

After a two-year absence, the Dees returned to the Scottish Premiership in May via the promotion/relegation play-off — at the same time sending Kilmarnock to the second tier for the first time in 28 years.

Cavan-born Sheridan has agreed a two-year deal that will see him back in Scottish football. 

The well-travelled striker, 32, came through the ranks at Celtic and had a spell at Kilmarnock, while he has played in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Poland, New Zealand and Israel — most recently on the books at Wisla Plock. 

Sheridan is capped three times for the Republic of Ireland at senior level. 

Lawlor has also signed a two-year contract at Dens Park after spending time on trial at the club recently.

Having come through Manchester City’s academy, the Dubliner joined Doncaster Rovers in 2017.

The 26-year-old made 85 appearances there, while also going on loan to Scunthorpe United and Oldham Athletic. 

He is a former Ireland U21 international who has featured in the senior squad. 

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Ex-Ireland U21 defender Ryan Sweeney joined Dundee from Mansfield Town last month, while the club is captained by ex-Liverpool, Stoke City and Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam. 

They are at home to St Mirren on the first weekend of the season, which kicks off on Saturday, 31 July. 

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