Leigh Griffiths has shown just how determined he is to get back playing on social media, as his new video shows.

The Celtic striker is out of football for the foreseeable future. A date hasn’t yet been put on his return, with Celtic currently only having two available strikers until Vakoun Issouf Bayo gets himself up to speed.

But the Hoops forward has posted an encouraging social media video. It shows him doing running exercises on a treadmill in Celtic training gear. It therefore appears as though Scotland’s best striker is hard at work in a bid to return.

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Leigh Griffiths is working hard to return to action for Celtic (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The video was praised by Celtic supporters on social media. It was also captioned: “Never kick me when I’m down, because when I get back up….you’re f*****.”

That appears to be an ominous warning to supporters of other clubs who have distastefully teased Griffiths since his absence from football began.

He’s hardly been protected by the media

Added to that, the media have barely been able to give him a minute. Posting pictures of him at racing and trying to make a scandal out of nothing, the Hoops forwards is hardly allowed to live his life in peace.

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Regardless, it appears he’s content and focused on getting back to work again at Celtic.

To his credit, the striker already has six goals to his name this season. That’s despite playing through what was clearly a severe mental pain barrier.

Griffiths has six goals to his name this season (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Griffiths has also recently stated that it won’t be long until he’s out banging in goals for Celtic. These are the kind of positive vibes supporters love to see, and Griff is clearly getting there.

Upon his eventual return, he’s going to give Brendan Rodgers a very tasty dilemma. The Hoops could end up with four strikers if Griffiths is back before the end of the season.

Firstly, however, it’s vital that the Scotland forward takes as long as he needs to recover. His mental health remains a lot more important than the date he returns.

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