John Hartson pays tribute to current Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

By John Reid

March 7, 2020

Celtic legend John Hartson has paid tribute to current Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths, following the Scotland star’s superb performance in the 5-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday.

The former Hoops striker took to social media to pay tribute to Griffiths, and also salute Neil Lennon’s side for moving 16 points clear at the top of the league.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates his hat-trick (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Griff is the man…16 points clear” Hartson posted on Twitter.

The win for Celtic inches the Hoops even closer to clinching nine in a row. Celtic might have played two games more than Rangers, but it would take an unimaginable loss in form to see the Hoops blow the title from this position.

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Turnaround in form has been exceptional

As for Griffiths, he certainly is ‘The Man’ at the moment. The turnaround in his form since the turn of the year has been incredible, and perhaps even better than the player himself expected.

Since the winter break, Griffiths has scored eight goals for the Hoops, and has turned himself from a squad players, to one who is more weeks than not a first pick for Neil Lennon.

Leigh Griffiths with the match ball after scoring his hat-trick (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His partnership with Odsonne Edouard has also been a joy to behold, and has worked better than perhaps anyone has expected.

Will surely start upcoming derby at Ibrox

One game that Griffiths has not started in this season is a Glasgow derby. However, you have to imagine that will change when the Hoops head to Ibrox on Sunday.

The game seems made for the partnership of Edouard and Griffiths, and you imagine that some fans would be annoyed if the duo didn’t start the game, a situation few would have seen coming only two months ago.

Griffiths deserves all the credit in the world for turning his season around.

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