RONNY DEILA has set a new target for his Celtic strikers.
The Norwegian is determined to win only the fourth treble in the club’s history in his debut season in charge of the Hoops.
And he also wants one of his players to be crowned top goalscorer in the country’s top flight.
Aberdeen frontman Adam Rooney has already claimed 25 goals during a prolific campaign and is 11 ahead of the champions’ John Guidetti.
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In fact, only two other Celts have gone into double figures this season – Kris Commons, with 12, while Leigh Griffiths is one further back.
Deila watched seven different players score their nine goals in the last three games against Dundee United and is delighted the team have hit 103 in 50 games in all competitions.
But he still wants more from his individuals. He said: “We need strikers who are up there. We want to have the top-scorer title.
“So that is something we can improve on.
“It is important that everyone scores goals.”
Celtic have 10 games to go in the league and return to action against St Mirren in Paisley a week tonight.
Deila, however, will have to find a new skipper for the match against Partick Thistle a week on Wednesday as Scott Brown is suspended.
The skipper picked up his sixth league booking of the season in last weekend’s 3-0 win over Dundee United.
That triggered a one-game ban, which kicks in two weeks after he passed through the disciplinary threshold.
Anthony Stokes will also be forced to sit out the Scottish Cup semi-final against Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden on 19th April.
The red card shown against Dundee United in the Cup replay brought him a two-match suspension.
The first part of the punishment was an immediate ban, causing him to miss last weekend’s league game against United.
But the second is competition specific, which means he has to miss the next Scottish Cup-tie.