Cillian Sheridan will make his first international start in tonight’s friendly against Argentina.
The game will officially open The Aviva Stadium for international football and will see Robbie Keane collect his 100th international cap.
It will also mark a significant millstone for Sheridan who will start a full international for the first time before jetting out to Bulgaria to sign for CSKA Sofia in a £300,000 deal.
An injury to Kevin Doyle has pushed Sheridan into the side despite playing the full 90 minutes of last night’s 5-0 win for the u-21 side over Estonia.
Sheridan’s career has been never been predictable with his tonight’s cap coming less than a month after his final Celtic appearance playing at centre-back away to Lincoln City.
Looking ahead to his transfer Sheridan said: “It’s a risk and a big step. The hardest thing will be settling in. It’s a new country, a new culture and a new language but I’m willing to give it a go.
“Hopefully if the football is going well for me, everything else will fall into place. It’s got the potential to be a really good move. If I can do well I can get to play in Europe and hopefully keep my place in the Ireland squad.
“It’s all agreed, I just have to go over and sign. I’m not sure when that will happen, maybe Thursday or Friday of this week but I expect it to go through.
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don revie says:
August 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm
if cillian has a good game tonight he may have a few more offers to consider . all the best to him .
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