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Ex-Celtic striker suggests the sort of forward Deila needs in his team next season

Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has suggested that Ronny Deila needs a goal poacher in his team next season.

Ex-Celtic striker Frank McAvennie told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels his old side need to target a proven goalscorer in the transfer market this summer.

McAvennie told the paper that he feels the club will benefit from having a player who can score the simple goals and get on the end of chances created by the more creative players in the squad.

“Sometimes at a club like Celtic you just need a centre-forward. Not a target man, just a poacher who will be there to tap them in,” he said.

“I would like to see someone who will tap in from a yard when the keeper drops it.”

Celtic do have two good striker options for next season in the form of Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Scepovic.

Griffiths was the club’s top scorer last season and will likely start the season as the first choice forward and Stefan Scepovic showed what he can do in a game against Inverness at the end of last season.

However, an extra body will be needed with no official indication from the club that they will make an attempt to try and retain John Guidetti.

As McAvennie told the Glasgow Evening Times, an extra body and an extra player who can do nothing but focus on hitting the back of the net frequently for the club will be extremely useful for manager Ronny Deila.

There are going to be matches next season where the Bhoys are chasing the game and they will need someone who only needs the most remote of half chances to grab a goal, which gets the team back into a game or helps to secure a win.

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