Leigh Griffiths has not played for Celtic since December. However, the striker is confident that he will be fit and ready to go for the Champions League qualifiers in July.

Griffiths has stepped up his training schedule in recent weeks and is hopeful that he will be a key man for the Hoops next season.

“I want to add to that goal tally I’ve got so far” he told a video on Celtic’s YouTube channel.

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“Mentally and physically stronger”

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“I need to come back mentally and physically stronger, which I’m doing day-in and day-out.”

“When I pull that jersey back on and step on to the pitch, I’ll be firing on all cylinders”

 

It will take time for Griffiths to get back to his best for the Hoops. Fans shouldn’t expect miracles from a player who hasn’t played football for a long time.

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However, it will be interesting to see how Griffiths fares under Neil Lennon.

Worked before with new manager

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The duo have worked together in the past, Griffiths was signed by Lennon during his first spell as Hoops manager.

That could be a good sign for Griffiths. He may turn out to be a first-team regular under Lennon. However, he will need to try to keep up with Odsonne Edouard, who has firmly established himself as the number one striker in Griffiths’ absence.

Whatever happens, it will be good for the Hoops to have Griffiths available for selection once more.

 

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