Dundee manager James McPake has confirmed that Cillian Sheridan's season is all but over after the striker ruptured his Achilles tendon.

The 32-year-old Cavan native was stretchered off during last weekend’s win away to St Mirren and the full extent of the injury has now been confirmed.

McPake lamented the loss of a summer signing he felt was just starting to get up to speed.

He said: "It’s a really unfortunate one for Cillian. He had got himself to a level of fitness.

"I thought he was excellent at St Mirren last week, a real focal point, and stretched the game for us. It’s a nasty one.

"If he is coming back (before the end of the season), it’ll probably be at the end of the season. Our best wishes are with him.

"We’ll get him right and back because he’s a really good character to have about the place as well. It’s an unfortunate one."

Sheridan, who won three Ireland caps, joined Dundee from Polish side Wisla Plock on a two-year deal in the off-season.