Lawrence Shankland proved to be the hero for Scotland in Tbilisi on Thursday night as he climbed off the bench to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw against Georgia in the penultimate Euro 2024 qualifier for Steve Clarke's men.

The Hearts striker has banged in five goals in 12 games for Hearts including counters against Celtic at Tynecastle and Rangers at Ibrox already this season.

It now beggars the question should Shankland be on Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers transfer radar come January?

Celtic will need a striker with the likes of Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda and Oh Hyeon-Gyu heading to play in the Asian Cup in January.

Does Shankland fit the bill? Could Shankland plunder goals for the Scottish champions? How much would Hearts want for the prized asset?

One thing is for certain Shankland's goalscoring exploits for club and country will have made him a person of interest for Celtic.

It remains to be seen if Rodgers would be willing to ask the question which would see Shankland swap Edinburgh for Glasgow.

READ MORE: Celtic winger Mikey Johnston delivers honest 'it's up to me' verdict

Meanwhile Celtic winger Mikey Johnston has admitted that it us up to him to force his way into Rodgers Celtic team.

The Republic of Ireland international has struggled with injuries and last season he was sent out for a loan period in Portugal when Ange Postecoglou was in charge.

The 24-year-old and he knows that he could be reaching a crossroads in his career come January.

Johnston said: "It’s not happened yet. Hopefully it does. A big dream of mine would have been to play in the Champions League for Celtic. It’s sort of what I wanted to do as a boy so hopefully it happens but if it doesn’t it’s not the end of the world.

"No player is going to be happy when they're not playing. Ultimately it's up to me and I need to try and force my way into that team. I have until January to do that and I will try and give it everything to do that but we just have to see what happens.

“I’ve not spoken to the manager much in the last sort of month, we've had chats here and there. It's tough decisions for the manager to make and ultimately it's up to me.”

Meanwhile five Celtic players were in action for the B team at Dens Park as the men in green and white went down 1-0 to Dundee in Cammy Kerr's testimonial match.

Goalkeeper Scott Bain, full-back Alexandro Bernabei, as well as central defenders Stephen Welsh, Yuki Kobayashi and Gustaf Lagerbielke all received valuable game time under the watchful eye of Rodgers in the stands.

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