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I CAN BE BARNES STORMER FOR CELTS.

Celtic target Paul Barnes last night admitted he'd jump at a move to the Old Firm giants.

The York City strike king - whose goals dumped Manchester United out of the Coca- Cola Cup in September - has been watched by Parkhead's scouting team in recent weeks.

Celts have also launched a pounds 1m bid for Dutch goal ace Dennis De Nooyer.

But hotshot Barnes - rated at pounds 500,000 - insists HE'S the man to help fire Celts to title glory.

The 28-year-old hitman confessed: "Playing for Celtic would be a fantastic challenge for me.

"I've heard about their interest and I'd love to move to a club with such a big reputation.

"I've been friends with coach Willie McStay for years since we were at Notts County together.

"He sorted me out with tickets for an Old Firm game and I was STUNNED by the fans and the atmosphere.

"Playing in front of that would be unbelievable."

Barnes is England's third top scorer this season with 21 strikes - including a stunning double at Old Trafford. And he reckons he'd be a dream foil for Pierre van Hooijdonk on the Celts frontline.

He said: "I've heard all about about Pierre and if it's a penalty box striker they are looking for to play beside him, that would suit me fine.

"The game against United threw me into the spotlight, but I've proved by scoring against big Premiership teams that I'm capable of playing at the highest level."

Meanwhile, Celts are still keen to sign Dundee United winger Andy McLaren.

Parkhead boss Tommy Burns has been tracking the 22-year-old all season but has been unable to persuade Unitedgaffer Billy Kirkwood to sell.

Burns wants the pounds 300,000-rated player for the run in to their championship challenge but if United won't budge he'll have to wait until summer.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Waddell, Gordon; Jordan, Thomas
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 14, 1996
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