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Overlooked by O'Neill, Cillian Sheridan was on target again in Cyprus this weekend

It’s now four goals in his last three games for the former Celtic striker.

Updated 14:40

IRISH STRIKER CILLIAN Sheridan netted his fourth league goal of the season, as his Omonia Nicosia side overcame Karmiotissa 4-2 last night.

The 27-year-old, who started his career with Celtic, scored from the spot as unbeaten Omonia jumped up to third in the table, two points behind league leaders AEL.

Sheridan has now scored four goals in his last three games, including a brace last weekend.

The Cavan native left Celtic in 2010 to join CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, and had spells with several clubs in England and Scotland, before moving to Cyprus in 2013.

The former Ireland U21 international scored 15 league goals last season after moving to Omonia from fellow Cypriot side APOEL in 2015, where he played in the Champions League group stages.

Cillian Sheridan and Javier Mascherano Sheridan partnered Robbie Keane in attack as the LA Galaxy striker won his 100th cap against Argentina. Source: Cathal Noonan

The last of Sheridan’s three Irish caps came in Ireland’s first game at the Aviva Stadium in 2010, as Giovanni Trapattoni’s team were defeated by Argentina.

However, Matin O’Neill has yet to include Sheridan in any of his Ireland squads and opted to go with four strikers for next month’s World Cup double header including Shane Long, Daryl Murphy and Colorado Rapids’ Kevin Doyle.

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