Celtic coach John Kennedy confirms ‘no decision’ has yet been made concerning Carlton Cole, gives promising verdict of his trial

Carlton Cole

Celtic are still yet to decide whether to sign former West Ham striker Carlton Cole.

Speaking in a press conference, Celtic youth coach John Kennedy has confirmed that no decision has yet been made concerning the signing of Carlton Cole, with the former West Ham striker still on trial with the Bhoys.

Cole, 31, has been out of contract since the end of last season, when his deal ended with the Boleyn Ground club.

He arrived at Parkhead last week to spend a trial period with the Bhoys, hoping to earn a permanent deal with Ronny Deila’s side, who are still looking for another striker.

Despite not being the most prolific striker, he is certainly a good option for Deila, and Cole would be the most natural lone striker in the Celtic squad, with the head coach insisting on playing a 4-2-3-1 system.

Kennedy has confirmed that Cole trained all week, and although he has admitted that no decision has yet been made as to whether the former England international will be offered a permanent contract, the youth coach has insisted that Cole trained well during his trial period.

It would seem to be a wise to sign Cole for Celtic, with the financial outlay unlikely to be too high, and the forward possessing a wealth of experience, and if he has impressed in training such has been conveyed, it is a surprise to see the 31-year-old still without a permanent club.

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