JIM GOODWIN is keen to add to his forward ranks with a loan deal for Celtic striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo.

St Mirren previously approached the Parkhead club over a move in January that was rebuffed, but the Paisley club remain undeterred in their attempts to sign the 23-year-old.

Bayo has struggled for game-time with the Scottish champions since completing a £2million move to Glasgow in January 2019, and is now fourth choice in Neil Lennon's pecking order behind Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala.

Goodwin, who has bolstered his side's defence this summer, is reportedly on the lookout for another striker to add a greater creative outlet and goal threat for his side.

The Buddies were the lowest scorers in the top flight last season, scoring 24 goals in 30 Premiership outings.