Leigh Griffiths has vowed to get back to scoring business for Celtic in a social media post. Griffiths responded to a fan account on Twitter that detailed his stats and honours since joining the club. He quoted the tweet with the caption “and counting” signalling that he has unfinished business at the club
Griffiths is expected to return to first team training over the next couple of weeks and could even be in line for a shock return before the end of the season.
He hasn’t played since the 5-1 win over Kilmarnock in December. That means that the Scotland cap has missed 28 Celtic matches in succession.
Griffiths netted six goals for Celtic this season before taking a break from the game due to “mental health problems”.
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The 28 year-old will be a breath of fresh air when he rejoins the first team at some point in the immediate future. Griffiths has been a big part of Celtic since joining in 2014 – netting over 100 times.
It will be interesting to see how long he takes to get back up to speed with his surroundings. He’s scored goals pretty much from the off at the club and will be likely to do so again.
His workrate and quality from set-pieces also can’t be discounted. Griffiths is arguably our best dead ball striker. His delivery from corners is second to none in the Celtic squad. Direct free-kicks are also more dangerous when he’s around.
It’s crucial that he works hard during pre-season and makes his way into contention for a starting spot by the time the competitive action kicks-off.