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Lennon keen to bring in striker
Published : 30 Aug 2010 09:00:32
Celtic manager Neil Lennon remains keen to add a striker to his squad before Tuesday's transfer deadline, despite seeing Daryl Murphy net the winner against Motherwell on his first start for the club.Former Sunderland forward Murphy tucked home a 73rd-minute penalty at Fir Park after Shaun Maloney had gone down under a challenge from Steven Saunders, which earned the Motherwell right-back a red card.Celtic had enjoyed the better of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter but were struggling to make the breakthrough with Georgios Samaras and Shaun Maloney among those to pass up chances.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.Lennon said: "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."