Cillian Sheridan is set to become Dundee’s latest signing after agreeing terms at Dens Park.
The former Celtic and St Johnstone striker has been training with the Dark Blues for the past fortnight after leaving Polish side Wisla Plock.
Dens gaffer James McPake was searching for extra presence up front ahead of the club’s return to the Premiership following Osman Sow’s departure at the end of last season.
And Sheridan is the man he wants to bolster Dundee’s frontline with the 32-year-old impressing during his short time with the club.
Republic of Ireland international Sheridan is expected to put pen to paper on a two-year deal on Monday.
Return to Scotland
That will see the striker return to Scottish football for the first time since leaving Kilmarnock in 2013.
Since then he has plied his trade across the globe, including spells in Poland, Cyprus, New Zealand and Israel.
He was most successful in Cyprus, winning a league and cup double twice as well as featuring in the Champions League group stage for APOEL against Barcelona, PSG and Ajax.
He also won the Bulgarian Cup with CSKA Sofia in between loan spells at St Johnstone after leaving his first club Celtic.
What Dundee are looking for
Speaking earlier this month, Dundee boss McPake said of Sheridan: “We know his pedigree, he’s a very good player and is looking good and sharp in training.
“He’s the type we are looking for. He’s physical but also brings quality.
“I think you can go out there and sign a 6ft 5in guy from somewhere and people would say you’ve ticked a box by signing a big striker.
“But what we want to do is be very picky. We have a very good group, I think you can see that, so we want to get the right type of person.
“He also has to be able to have the quality to affect things in the Premiership. Otherwise you might as well just pick a name from a hat.
“We’ve been cautious in our approach, like we are with every signing.
“We are looking and there are other areas of the team we are trying to strengthen but we aren’t just looking to fill a squad, they have to be the right one.”
Sheridan has evidently proved himself to be the kind of personality the Dark Blues are looking for and is set to be unveiled at the start of this week.