Jordyn Sheerin aims to keep scoring for Musselburgh

Jordyn Sheerin in action for East Fife
Jordyn Sheerin in action for East Fife
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Musselburgh Athletic striker Jordyn Sheerin has lit up the East Super League since his arrival in the summer from Edinburgh amateur outfit Heriot Vale.

The former East Fife striker has notched 16 goals already for the Olivebank club in just 11 appearances in all competitions – with Musselburgh sitting sixth place in the league.

The deadly frontman struck five goals last weekend in the 6-0 rout of neighbours Tranent in the second round of the Fife and Lothians Cup. It was his second hat-trick of the season and he is eager to continue his scoring streak tomorrow against Super League basement club Armadale Thistle.

The striker said on last week’s five-star showing: “It could’ve been more and it probably should’ve been more – I missed a sitter!

“I’ve been delighted with how I’ve started. There is nothing better for a forward than finding form and scoring goals. I hope to continue.”

His new manager Stevie McLeish knows the striker well. McLeish was a coach at Hibs when then 13-year-old Sheerin was there, but the forward was eventually released.

“When I was at Hibs first time around Jordyn was a kid,” said McLeish. “Unfortunately Hibs never took him on for whatever reason – I certainly thought he was good enough. He’s showing how good he is just now. He’s scored goals at every level he has played and he can score different types of goals too.”

McLeish has found form with Musselburgh – the club having won their last three games without conceding a goal after a tough start to life under their new manager when they lost against top-of-the-table Kelty and then Newtongrange. He said: “It couldn’t have got any harder with the first two games. To be fair the boys tried their best and we were just getting to know each other – it was probably a bridge too far at that point. We have kicked on since that.”

Musselburgh have French youngster Ludovic Erhard on trial, a former Fulham youngster, but he is unlikely to be signed before tomorrow’s match. Kyle Doig has joined Arniston Rangers on loan while Murray Christie has been transferred to East of Scotland outfit Civil Service Strollers.