CELTIC boss Ronny Deila has admitted former West Ham striker Carlton Cole will train with the Hoops ahead of any permanent deal.

The frontman, whose career at Upton Park has been jinxed by injury and poor form, arrived in Glasgow today to watch the SPFL champions’ 6-0 win over Dundee at Parkhead.

Deila will now give him the opportunity to impress during training sessions at Lennoxtown with the first team squad.
Celtic supporters were disappointed when the club failed to sign a striker before the close of the transfer window, but the arrival of the former England international could boost Leigh Griffiths in attack.

Cole has been linked with a host of English Championship sides over the summer, but no deal was reached.

If he signs for the Parkhead outfit, he will be in competition with Griffiths, Anthony Stokes and Nadir Ciftci.

Coicidentally, Ciftci, who arrived in a £1.3million deal from Dundee United in the summer, scored his first goal for the club in the runaway victory over the Dens Park side.
And Griffiths was also on target with his 10th goal of the campaign.
A fully-fit Cole would be a welcome addition to the Hoops frontline.
*Pic courtesy of Paul the Tim
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