Celtic grabbed a much-needed win last night, seeing off St Johnstone with a 1-0 win in the Scottish League Cup after Leigh Griffiths’ late goal.

After suffering their worst start in 20 years, the Bhoys needed to make sure they progressed to the next round last night.

And it took until the 83rd minute for the away side to break the deadlock. Leigh Griffiths popped up with yet another goal to send Celtic into the next round.

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With Griffiths in red hot form, is it time that he got more backing from Brendan Rodgers?

Having fired Celtic to a last four clash with Hearts, we take a look at Griffiths’ influence at Celtic.

Griffiths hits form

Griffiths’ goal against St Johnstone was his third in as many games. (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Amid Celtic’s poor run of form, Griffiths has been a standout performer.

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The Scotland international just netted his third goal in three games last night to send Celtic into the next round.

This takes his tally to five goals for the season in 13 games. He has hit form at a good time for Celtic, who desperately need to improve their form.

 

His goals this season have taken his overall Celtic tally north of 100 goals and he is a very underrated striker at times.

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Moussa Dembele left Celtic this summer and Griffiths will want a starring role up front now. (Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

What is holding Rodgers back from giving Griffiths more playing time?

With Moussa Dembele gone, Griffiths is one of two main strikers at the club.

He competes for starting places with Odsonne Edouard at Celtic.

Griffiths has hit form at the right time and he should now be keeping Edouard out of the team.

As long as the 28-year-old can keep scoring, he could be the man to fill Dembele’s boots after his summer exit.

It is time for Rodgers to place his faith in Griffiths as the man to lead the line in Celtic’s revival this season.

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