“What Mark Rudan is doing, really sold it to me”: Phoenix unveil...

“What Mark Rudan is doing, really sold it to me”: Phoenix unveil new signing


Wellington Phoenix have added further depth to their attacking options with the signing of striker Cillian Sheridan.

The three-time Irish representative, who stands at 195cm tall, joins the impressive Phoenix on a deal for the remainder of the season after leaving Polish club Jagiellonia Białystok.

Sheridan has spent his career across several clubs in Europe after beginning his career in Europe with Celtic before joining the likes of Plymouth Argyle (England), CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) and Cypriot clubs APOEL FC and Omonoia Nicosia.

But he now believes is the best time to expand upon his horizons.

“To play in another country with different challenges is always appealing to me,” Sheridan said.

“I have followed the Hyundai A-League and Wellington Phoenix are playing an attractive style and for a footballer you want to enjoy your football and what Mark Rudan is doing, really sold it to me.”

During his time with APOEL, Sheridan faced off against the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Phoenix boss Mark Rudan said the new signing was to lay down a fresh challenge to the current squad.

“I’m constantly looking to challenge my players,” Rudan said.

“Competition for places is crucial and at this time of the season, it’s important to strengthen the squad and add quality.”

Sheridan could feature in Phoenix colours for the first time when they travel to face Adelaide on Saturday.