Craig Gordon discusses Carlton Cole's training performance, gives verdict on potential transfer

Craig Gordon has been impressed with Carlton Cole's performances in Celtic training.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has told Sky Sports that he has been impressed with Carlton Cole's finishing during training this week.

Cole, 31, left West Ham United at the end of his contract earlier this summer, and has been looking for a new club for some time now.

The closure of the transfer window doesn't affect Cole due to his free agent status, and Celtic have now taken the forward on trial with a view to a permanent deal.

Bhoys manager Ronny Deila has been looking for a target man striker all summer, and now Cole has the chance to fill that role - if he impresses in training sessions.

Now, goalkeeper Craig Gordon has discussed Cole's displays in training this week during an interview with Sky Sports, stating that the striker's finishing has been impressive - and believes that the former Chelsea forward could offer Celtic 'something a little different' if he does sign a permanent contract.

"He's stuck a few balls away in training, so the finishing aspect is still there which is good to see," he said. "He should have a few years left in him yet. If it does come about and he does come in, it will give us something a little different as well," he added.

Veteran striker Cole needs to take his chance at Celtic whilst it's there, and with a need for a physical striker, he has the perfect opportunity to join Deila's men.

He may not have been overly prolific during his career so far, but in Scotland he may give Celtic a different dimension in attack - and that could help him score goals as Deila adjusts his tactics to suit Cole's strengths.

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