Former Celt Omar Bogle is one of the most wanted strikers in England.
With 18 goals from 21 matches in League Two the striker isn’t short of admirers after scoring the goals that lifted Grimsby to promotion from the National League last season.
Bogle spent part of the 2011/12 season with Celtic mainly alternating with Tony Watt as the sole striker in a 4-2-3-1 system after catching the eye playing as a trialist for Rangers (IL).
Stints at Hinckley United and Solihull Motors followed before he jumped at the chance of signing for Grimsby Town.
According to Sky Sports: “As many as eight teams have expressed an interest in signing him in the January window – including Norwich and Wigan Athletic.
“Bogle has scored 18 goals this season and Sky Sports understands Grimsby are bracing themselves for firm offers.”
Speaking after Bogle scored twice against St Johnstone, John Kennedy told Video Celts: “Omar can be a real threat when he puts his mind to it. His first goal was following the ball in to get a tap in then for the second goal he used his body well to create some space to shoot.
“He’s capable of that and along with Tony Watt they gave their back four a torrid time in the first half. Tony was running the channels, getting behind them and with Omar being strong and physical our front two provided St Johnstone with a real headache.
“In the second half we stopped feeding the balls into them as we had, we got a bit slack and that allowed St Johnstone to get some crosses into the box which was a threat.
“We played with the same two strikers against Aberdeen, they did well in that match and also for 45 minutes they worked well together.
“Most of the time we play with one up and two wingers but we need to have another option with two up front, when they are both on their game they are very effective.”
With 18 of their 33 League Two goals that Grimsby have scored Bogle has made a massive contribution to the club who are sitting in 12th place after 24 matches
In the Premier League Diego Costa is the leading scorer with 14 goals, one ahead of Alexis Sanchez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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