Discussion amongst Celtic fans regarding what kind of striker Neil Lennon will look to bring in this January is fierce.

Although it looks like we’re on the verge of signing Patryk Klimala, it has been reported previously that the Hoops are on the hunt for two forwards during the current transfer window.

That leaves space for another to arrive in Glasgow and speculation surrounding one second-tier star has again emerged this weekend.


The Scottish Sun report that Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond was in place to watch Dundee United forward Lawrence Shankland net a superb hat-trick against next week’s Celtic opponents Partick Thistle.

Meanwhile, The Daily Record say that English Championship side Queens Park Rangers were also in attendance to specifically check out the free-scoring Scotland international.

He’s netted 24 goals in 24 appearances for United so far this season, putting his side on the brink of promotion to the Scottish Premiership once again.

Although there are question marks about his ability to compete at top-flight level, that consistency in scoring has alerted some supporters to the player.

Celtic-linked Lawrence Shankland

Celtic-linked Lawrence Shankland / (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

There are definitely those uninspired by the prospect of him making a switch to Celtic Park, but others feel that he could be an eventual successor to Leigh Griffiths, who is struggling for fitness and form this season.

These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all this weekend…


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