Brendan Rodgers hints that Celtic could sign another striker this month

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has commented on the club's possible pursuit of a striker.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has told The Scottish Herald that he is considering making a move to bring a new striker to the club before the end of the transfer window later this month.

The Bhoys continued their strong start to the season on Friday night, as Olivier Ntcham's deflected goal handed Rodgers' men a 1-0 away win over Partick Thistle in a narrow victory.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

That was a third win in six days to kickstart Celtic's domestic campaign, with previous victories over Hearts and Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup respectively.

Rodgers appears to have Celtic rolling once again after their unbeaten domestic campaign last season, even though he has been dented with a lack of striking options in the early stages of the new season.

Moussa Dembele has been out through injury, whilst Leigh Griffiths has also missed time due to suspension and injury, with outcast Nadir Ciftci not being considered for selection by Rodgers.

Celtic have done well to keep Dembele at the club this summer, and it's not long since Griffiths hit 40 goals in a single campaign for the Bhoys - yet Celtic could now move for another striker.

Brendan Rodgers Celtic Manager looks on during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Third Round, First Leg match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 26, 2017 in...

Speaking after the win over Partick Thistle and ahead of the midweek Champions League play-off clash with Astana of Kazakhstan, Rodgers has told The Scottish Herald that he will now look closer at signing another striker in order to add a natural No. 9 to his ranks.

Rodgers did praise James Forrest and Tom Rogic for their performances as makeshift strikers, but the Northern Irishman did acknowledge that another striker may be needed before this month's transfer deadline.

"I will definitely have to look at it a little closer," said Rodgers. "My vision is to have two strikers available and fit, pushing each other. But if there’s an unavailability and it’s consistent, then I need to seriously look at that. The guys are doing great for us. And we are not conceding. James [Forrest] is doing great at times, Tom [Rogic] has played up there as well. But the dynamic of the team is obviously better when you have a number nine who can actually play the role," he added.

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