David Marshall pleased with 'unexpected bonus' that is Leigh Griffiths' Celtic form

By John McGinley

March 16, 2020

Former Celtic goalkeeper David Marshall is delighted that his Scotland teammate Leigh Griffiths is getting back to peak form, The Sunday Post report.

The Wigan shot-stopper had been looking forward to playing with Steve Clarke’s national side against Israel later this month, which is now not likely to go ahead due to the ongoing pandemic.

One player he’s been delighted by recently is Griffiths, who has been banging in the goals for the Bhoys and has formed a lethal partnership with his French striker partner Odsonne Edouard.

It’s not something that Marshall was particularly expecting to see.

As quoted by The Sunday Post, he said: “We also have Leigh Griffiths back playing on a regular basis for Celtic, and his return to form in the past five or six weeks has been an unexpected bonus.

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“You can never have enough goalscorers in the squad, and if he gets back involved with Scotland, that will be a huge lift for him.

“He is a top player and nobody will forget the two free-kicks he scored for us against England.”

After a scoring flurry of eight goals in 13 appearances, Griffiths has now taken his scoring tally for the season into double figures.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While it looks like he may not get the chance to add to that total due to fixture postponements, it’s been a fantastic impact and a credit to his hard work since returning to training last summer.

Considering he had critics suggesting he wouldn’t play for Celtic again, the 29-year-old is on the path to being a significant player at th club for many more years yet.

Long may his stint in the team continue!