Celtic supporters debate Leigh Griffiths role in club's future

By Euan Davidson

March 5, 2021

Celtic fans are split over the future of striker Leigh Griffiths.

Earlier this morning, my colleague David Walton published an opinion piece about the Celtic striker. In it, he claimed that Griffiths was facing a critical pre-season, after a disappointing 20-21 campaign. The ex-Hibs man has struggled for fitness in a season which has been a massive disappointment all-round.

Earlier this month, we asked whether Griffiths deserved a contract extension. While he’s a likeable figure who has contributed plenty for the club, the 30-year-old has only managed 5 league goals this season [Transfermarkt]. Over the course of 20-21, he’s been used as an impact sub, a starter alongside Edouard, or has missed games through lack of match sharpness.

Griffiths’ contract runs out in 2022, and there’s a real chance that Celtic may cut their losses on the Scotland hero this summer. That is, unless, the former Wolves and Dundee man can prove himself with a late-season flurry. He’ll be hoping for a call-up to Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad, with Euro 2020 (delayed by Covid) due to take place in the summer.

It’s an interesting situation for the diminutive striker, who has scored 122 goals for Celtic since joining the in 13-14 campaign.

Leigh Griffiths celebrating / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic supporters contribute to Leigh Griffiths conversation

In response to our article, posted earlier today, Celtic supporters got in touch to have their say. The general consensus seems to be that the striker is past his best.

That said, Griffiths has proven supporters wrong before. We all know he has the talent to do so again.

Some fans said:

However, on Celtic Twitter more broadly, there’s substantial support for ‘Sparky’:

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