Leigh Grffiths’ Instagram story certainly makes for interesting viewing today.

The Hoops star has been struggling to break into Neil Lennon’s team this season. So far, he’s managed just three goals and has been injured with a leg injury over the last few weeks.

Considering this has come so soon after his long-term absence from football, it’s been difficult for Griff to pick up any momentum over the last year.

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Leigh Griffiths has netted three times in eight appearances (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, there have been some nasty rumours flying about social media over the last couple of days regarding his future at the club. They aren’t something we’re going to go into. However, Griff’s message today was clear.

Griffiths’ Instagram story showed him doing some conditioning work in the gym with the “shoosh” face emoji central to it. Griff scanned around the gym at Lennoxtown, and it was a clear message to the fans that he’s still there and continuing to work back to full-fitness.

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Club and country could use the option of Griff

It’s important not to forget what we have in Leigh Griffiths. This is a man who has broken the 100-goal mark for Celtic, and once managed 40 in the one season under Ronny Deila.

He’s proven in Scotland as well as in Europa League football and at international level. Against the likes of Livingston on Sunday, that was the kind of game we could’ve used Griffiths to try and get in behind the opposition. The same could also be said for the 1-1 draw at Easter Road 10 days ago.

Griffiths remains a highly-useful option for Celtic (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

But Celtic aren’t the only ones who should be desperate for him to return either.

Scotland will head to Russia on Thursday night without a serious goal-threat. Oli McBurnie has yet to score for his country and has dropped out in any case. Meanwhile, the likes of Johnny Russell, Lawrence Shankland, and Oliver Burke are more optimistic hopefuls than proven talents on the international scene.

Griffiths is still Scotland’s best striker (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

What Steve Clarke would do for a fully-fit and firing Griffiths on the scene. He remains Scotland’s best striker, but he just can’t seem to get himself back into Lenny’s side at the moment.

At the very least, we know that there’s nothing to worry about regarding his future. Griff continues to work hard to battle back into first-team contention. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before he’s making an impact for the Hoops once again. He has the talent, and we all know he’s capable.

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