Dundee have announced the signings of two Irish players, with former Republic of Ireland international Cillian Sheridan and goalkeeper Ian Lawlor bound for the Scottish Premiership outfit.

The Cavan-born Sheridan, who earned three Ireland caps in friendlies in 2010, returns to Scotland after a gap of eight years.

Sheridan began his career at Celtic, departing for loan spells at Motherwell, Plymouth Argyle and St Johnstone, before signing for Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia in 2010. His most recent season in Scotland was with Kilmarnock in 2012-13, where he scored nine times in 26 appearances.

Thereafter, he looked beyond the UK again, playing spells in Cyprus, Poland, Australia and Israel. Sheridan, who turned 32 in February, joins the Scottish outfit on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper Lawlor, meanwhile, joins the club having spent four seasons at League Two side Doncaster Rovers, though he spent the bulk of the last two campaigns on loan at Scunthorpe and then Oldham Athletic.

Lawlor has joined Dundee on a two-year-deal.

Dundee returned to the Scottish top flight for the 2021-22 season after defeating Raith Rovers and then Kilmarnock in the promotion/relegation playoffs.