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Celtic manager Neil Lennon recently saw his team secure a 2-0 victory over Cliftonville in the second leg of the Champions league qualifier. As a result of this significant victory, Celtic completed the task of sealing a spot in the next round of the competition.

Lennon, though, has said that he will be having an even stronger team for the second leg because he thinks that the club will be able to bring in a new striker very soon. Celtic also have the possibility of losing star striker Gary Hooper, who has been linked with a move to England.

The victory in the second leg meant that Celtic go through to the next round of the competition on a 5-0 aggregate. Celtic are linked with a move for the Hamburg striker Artjoms Rudnevs. The 25-year-old is rated at around £ 5 million. Hamburg are interested in signing Everton striker Nikica Jelavic, who is expected to cost in the region of £ 6 million. As a result, Hamburg need to sell in order to raise the money. This could be beneficial for Celtic, who recently lost an influential midfielder to Southampton. Lennon, though, has admitted that the squad definitely looks much better with Hooper in the team.

“We have made inroads on another striker, but there is nothing to say on that for now. There have been no further developments with him that I’m aware of. I spoke with him today and he didn’t give me an indication either way as to what he was thinking so I suppose no news is good news. I want to see a lot of improvement for that game. We’ll need to be better, better with our movement, crisper with our passing and a little more clinical in front of goal," said the Celtic manager.