Chris Sutton reckons Celtic skipper Scott Brown would have had words with Leigh Griffiths following the forward’s recent fitness lapse.

Just a fortnight ago, Neil Lennon blasted Griffiths for returning to training “out of condition and overweight” (Sky Sports) in a stunning act of frustration played out in the public domain.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Griffiths has since earned some praise from his boss, and he returned to the Celtic side in our friendly win over Hibernian on Monday.

Subscribe

However, that hasn’t stopped Sutton from laying into the former Wolves man on BBC 5 Live.

“I hear that his performance against Hibs the other day was pretty good, and he looked sharp and fit.

“That’s good that he’s reacted but if I was in that Celtic dressing room I would have let him know.

Subscribe to 67 Hail Hail TV now

“I’m sure the likes of Scott Brown and other players would have let him know.

“With what’s at stake this season, it’s such a big season.”

 

We need to move on from Griffiths debacle

The timing of Sutton’s comments are a little strange, given that Griffiths seems to be back in favour at Parkhead.

Of course the Scotland striker let himself down during the break. However, what’s done is done, and we must now move forward with Griffiths as part of our plans.

For all the negativity around his conduct in recent weeks, the Scotland international had clearly put in a lot of hard work over the past fortnight and that is refreshing to see.

Griffiths scored a hat-trick in our last competitive match

Griffiths scored a hat-trick in our last competitive match (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He was arguably the biggest player for us between January and March of this year, and will continue to be if he’s fighting fit this season.

As for Scott Brown’s potential involvement. He wouldn’t be a very good captain if he hadn’t said something.

In other news, the prospect of Celtic landing Ivan Toney this summer could rest on what happens in a match at Wembley next week..

Have something to tell us about this article?