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Friday 26 May 2017

Sheridan still in Pole position

Cillian Sheridan
Cillian Sheridan

Former Ireland international Cillian Sheridan has been hailed as one of the signings of the season in Poland after he scored yet again to edge his club even closer to a first league title.

Sheridan (28) joined Jagiellonia Bialystok in February and his return of six goals in 10 games, the most recent goal in a weekend 2-0 win over Wisla Krakow, has kept Jagiellonia on top of the table.

His club have just four games left in the league campaign, as the title will be decided by a series of play-offs, and next Sunday's home game with reigning champions Legia Warsaw could be crucial.

Jagiellonia broke their transfer fee record when they signed Sheridan for €300,000 but he is already seen as a major success, with one local commentator describing the Cavan native as the key signing of the season.

Sheridan's form in Poland has sparked calls for a return to the national team, seven years after he won his last senior cap, but as the league season runs until June 4 he will not be available for the friendly games with Mexico and Uruguay ahead of the June 11 qualifier at home to Austria.

Should Jagiellonia go on and win the title, Sheridan would be involved in the Champions League next term, the only Irishman likely to be involved.

Sheridan previously played in the group stages for Omonia Nicosia.

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