Jan 7th on Staying Put This
"It is good to know I’m coming back to
Killie after the break and I am staying here.
“I know what to work on when I come back into the team and it
helps everything is not up in the air for once.
“It is great not to have the stress of wondering where I will
end up during the transfer window.
“There was talk about the lads here going away on holiday as
a group, but the dates did not work out. I don’t know what I’m
doing yet, but I would not mind a bit of sun.”
Killie have strung together a five-match unbeaten run, but
Sheridan admits they have not been at their best during that
time......“We are happy we have gone
the last five games unbeaten, but I don’t think we can be too
happy with the way we have been playing.
“We have getting results, but ugly results, really. When we
come back from the break we will be looking to fix that, and
hopefully we can get the performance along with the results.
“But we have shown a bit of character in tough games when we
have been under the cosh.
“There are times when we have had to defend a lot of long
balls and fight for the points so we have shown a different side
“The main thing we spoke about recently was trying to be
consistent. One week we’d be brilliant and the next week we
would drop our levels. We just need to get that sorted.
“We have taken a little bit of a step in right direction over
the past five games. Hopefully, the break does not do us any
harm and does us some good by refreshing the legs.”
Nov 14th on Settling In at Killie...“I’m
still ambitious and I feel I’m good enough to play at a higher
level than the SPL.
“It’s down to me to be consistent and have good performances
in games instead of having one good match and then going through
the motions in the next few.
“That’s been my biggest flaw so far. I need to want to go out
and be the best player on the pitch. That’s what I’ve been
“But I do feel settled at Killie. Even now it feels a bit
weird because I’ve only been here a few months.
“In January I don’t want to move again. Even next summer I
wouldn’t want to go out on loan if I’m not playing here. But if
I’m playing really well, scoring goals and a better move comes
up, then that’s different.”
Sept 21st Gary Harkins on Cillian...“When
you saw games on the TV Cillian seemed to be either scoring or
setting someone up. Hopefully we can help him get the goals that
will help us. When he went to CSKA Sofia he probably thought
he’d get a lot more games than he did but he came back last
year and did great. Cillian
is a great signing. You saw what he did for St Johnstone last
season. I don’t think Fran Sandaza would have scored anything
like that number of goals without him. We’re really happy to
have him. He’s quick, strong and can jump. He doesn’t get
enough credit for just how good a footballer he is.
Sept 14th 2012..."I
need to score more goals. Last year I was doing a lot of hard
work and playing a lot of games but I just didn't have the goals
to go with it.
"That's one of the worst things when you
finish a season and you have been playing so
many games, and have such a small number of
"That's the main thing I need to
work on and hopefully at this club I can do
Sheridan added: "I had a chat with
manager before I signed and was excited
about what he said.
"When you know how keen a manager is to
get you in, it helps you make your decision.
"I had a few SPL options but I was
excited about what I heard.
"He said the style of play would suit me,
and when he is so keen, that really can sway
"But he wants someone up top to finish
all their passing.
"I like to make runs and I think they
have got midfielders that can pick them
Sheridan signed for Kilmarnock last week
after cancelling his contract with CSKA.
"When I first went over it was good and
then we ended up having to agree to part
ways," he said.
"It was in the best interests of both of
"When I went back over to Bulgaria I was
looking forward to it but things didn't work
"When things don't go your way you want
to get back to something you know, so it was
a bit of a relief."
Despite being unable to settle, Sheridan
does not regret moving to Bulgaria.
"The weather dictates a lot," he said.
"You are training in the evening so you are
hanging about all day.
"My last game was in 38 degrees, so it
totally drains the energy out of you. It's
"But there were a lot of positives as
well, to experience a different side of
playing football, and I think I was lucky to
get it at such a young age."
Sept 5th 2012...Republic
of Ireland striker Cillian Sheridan has signed a two-year
contract with Kilmarnock after his departure from CSKA Sofia.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan to St Johnstone and
agreed to leave the Bulgarians last month as the club suffered
Sheridan started his senior career with Celtic, who loaned
him to Motherwell, Plymouth Argyle and Saints.
On leaving Celtic in 2010, he signed a three-year deal with
However, Sheridan fell out of favour following a change in
management and had trials with Seattle Sounders and Portland
Timbers in the United States.
He also trained with Hibernian before signing for Scottish
Premier League rivals St Johnstone on loan for the whole of last
Sheridan, who has three international caps, scored five goals
in 32 appearances for the Perth outfit, forming a much-praised
partnership with Francisco Sandaza, the Spaniard who this summer
moved to Rangers.