Lennon keen to bring in striker

30 August 2010 10:30

Celtic manager Neil Lennon remains keen to add a striker to his squad before Tuesday's transfer deadline, despite seeing Daryl Murphy seal a 1-0 win against Motherwell on his first start for the club.

With Marc-Antoine Fortune leaving the club for West Brom on Friday, Morten Rasmussen on loan at German club Mainz and Gary Hooper out for another month with a calf injury, Lennon has targeted a goalscorer before the transfer window shuts. One option is Anthony Stokes with Hibernian and Celtic continuing dialogue over a possible transfer for the Republic of Ireland international, who turned down a Parkhead move to sign for Sunderland in 2007.

"He's an option for us, we have a couple of other options,"

"With Hooper being injured, we just need a wee box player or goalscorer. Anthony certainly fits into that category.

"Whether we can get over the line, I don`t know, I`ll find out more on Monday."

Motherwell boss Craig Brown is also hoping to add to his squad but is still awaiting the go-ahead from chairman John Boyle.

"We're not putting a gun at the chairman's head," he said.

"He is a smashing guy, very supportive, desperate to see Motherwell do well. It's a bit unfair to say you must do this and that.

"We're asking him is there a provision to get some reinforcements. We are continuing to ask that question. He is saying he will have a look at the situation."

Source: PA

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