5 Football League strikers Celtic should look at

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Leeds United, Burnley, Derby County, Reading and Leicester City players feature.

Neil Lennon has outlined his plans to build another assault on the Champions League next season, starting with the January transfer window.

A striker seems to be high on his list, so we take a look at 5 strikers in the Football League he could sign in January.

1) Danny IngsThe Burnley star has been a sensation this season, catapulting the Lancashire side to the top of the league earlier on in the campaign. He has been linked with some of the top Premier League clubs, significantly more since his impressive show for the England under-21s but Celtic could battle them for his signature. 

Celtic have proved in the past they are no strangers when it comes to signing the Football Leagues top talent, as shown with Kris Comons, Joe Ledley, Gary Hooper et al and they could once again prove their superiority over Championship clubs with the pull of Champions League football. 

The frontman would certainly be a coup for the club, and would arguably sign one of the most prosperous talents in British football. 

2) Ross McCormack - The current Championship top goalscorer could well be a more realistic choice for the Glasgow club, but Leeds United are likely to be very unwilling sellers. 

Ross McCormack has voiced his love for Leeds United in the past, and despite the heavy interest from Middlesbrough the Scottish striker's loyalties were never tested. Celtic would impose a much bigger threat to Leeds, as any move for the player would immediately increase his Scotland international chances and with big plans for France 2016, he will be desperate to be involved.

3) Adam Le FondreThe well-renowned goalscorer could be a very realistic choice for Celtic, since the striker's playing time under new manager Adkins hasn't been what he would have hoped. 

The most common phrases used when describing him is 'he scores goals' and over his career, at whatever level - he has proved just that. It is unclear what Reading would want for the man that bagged 12 Premier League goals during their relegation season but on the face of it, they could get a bargain.

4): David Nugent - If Celtic are wanting an experienced goal-getter then Leicester City's striker could well be one of their best options. The former England international has played at several different levels and now is considered the main man for Leicester's promotion push. 

He wouldn't be cheap, he wouldn't be easy to sign - but, could well be a good signing and replace the void left by former favourite Gary Hooper. 

5): Johnny RussellCeltic were reportedly keen to sign the former Dundee United striker in the summer but were pipped to the post by Derby County, who eventually landed him for less than a million. The signing has proved to be a storming success scoring 5 league goals in his first 13 games, despite being injured for a brief period.

The Celtic fans raved about him in the summer and were desperate to sign the man, so could they make a mind-blowing bid in January to finally land him? 

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