PIERRE Van Hooydonk could take two weeks of frustration out on Motherwell tomorrow. The Dutch striker is in line for a sensational return to the Parkhead ranks just a fortnight after his public bust-up with the club. Boss Tommy Burns held private talks with the player earlier this week in a bid to clear the air over the issue, which has cast a massive cloud over Celtic. And the pair appear to have reached a temporary compromise which will allow Van Hooydonk back into the Hoops line-up to face 'Well at Parkhead. The Dutch hitman, a two-goal World Cup hero for Holland against Wales last weekend, has stayed silent this week over the dispute which saw him left out of the Old Firm clash a fortnight ago and ordered to train with the reserves. But Burns insisted: 'Pierre and I had a long conversation about the situation but didn't need to apologise for anything. 'We have to find a solution to the contract negotiations but really the contract has nothing to do with me. That will be negotiated by the chairman and hopefully he can find a solution shortly. 'I have decided that the best thing for Pierre was to be back with the first team group. We are both very pleased.' The Parkhead club could receive another boost as fellow striker Jorge Cadete is in with a fighting chance of facing Motherwell. The Lanarkshire men are the only side, along with with Rangers, to have beaten Celtic twice at Parkhead in the last three years. But Fir Park boss Alex McLeish is unimpressed by such statistics. 'It's what happens on Saturday that counts and we will give it our best shot. Playing at Parkhead in front of such a big crowd is always a lift for players.' Rangers' Ally McCoist is another Old Firm striker bursting to get back into action. The Ibrox favourite missed the clash with Celtic and also Scotland's World Cup double-header in the Baltics through injury. Ally said: 'It's been disappointing to miss the last few weeks but overall I must say I've been quite pleased with my form at the start of the season. 'Competition is fierce for places up front but I am desperate to start every game because I don't know how many are left.' Meanwhile, out-of-favour Birmingham City striker Mike Newell could be on his way to Parkhead. Celtic are believed to have targeted the ex-Everton man as a possible replacement for the troubled Van Hooydonk. And they could still make a GBP750,000 bid to land the former partner of Alan Shearer at Blackburn. Birmingham boss Trevor Francis admits Newell could be on his way out of St Andrews. 'Basically he hasn't settled in the area,' said Francis. Rangers supremo David Murray is also in the market for a new partner . . . off the park. The Ibrox chairman revealed after the club's AGM this week that he is ready to share power in order to raise GBP20 million for the club. He appears willing to slash his shareholding from 82 per cent to 65 per cent in a bid to inject more cash. Murray said: 'It is now time for me to bring in another financial big hitter - it's the way forward.' Insurance giants Scottish Widows have already been linked with the club but Murray will not copy Celtic by making a stock market flotation.