BRENDAN RODGERS is stepping up his pursuit of not one but two strikers in the January window.

It’s likely the Celtic manager will hope to sign a real contender to push Odsonne Edouard as well as help him and bring in another as a backup striker.

With that in mind, the club will have been alerted to the fact Scottish international. Johnny Russel has admitted he’s homesick after moving to Kansas City back in January.

The former Dundee Utd and Derby man has had a new lease of life in the MLS but admitted to PLZ Soccer he’s finding it tough being away from home.

“I do miss it here, but it’s a decision that I felt that had to make at the time. It’s worked out for me, but I do miss it here and I miss the boys here as well.” Russell told PLZ.

“Not having family over as frequent as normal, especially having a little girl as well, so it’s been tough.

“I’m a bit homesick at times, but it’s been a great experience, something I’ve had to adapt to and I feel I’ve done that well.”

The 28-year-old from Coatbridge would clearly love a move back home and he would unlikely command a massive fee.

Could he be a stop-gap signing for Celtic? The attacker could fit into the left side of Rodgers attacking line or even up front.

His form for the MLS side has seen the player recalled to the Scotland squad.

Russell has been linked to Celtic numerous times throughout his career, could the self-admitted Celtic Fan help the club’s current plight?


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