Michael Stewart impressed with Leigh Griffiths' Celtic turnaround

By John Reid

February 1, 2020

One of the most notable aspects of Celtic’s play since the team returned from the winter break is the form of Leigh Griffiths.

The Hoops striker has scored three goals in four games since becoming a regular in the starting line-up once more.

That is a good sign for Griffiths, who prior to the winter break had found first-team opportunities hard to come by.

One man who is impressed with how Griffiths has fared is BBC pundit Michael Stewart.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Stewart, writing in his column in the Scottish Sun, has described the turnaround in Griffiths’ fortunes as ‘amazing’, particularly when you consider that the striker failed to even make the bench for the Betfred Cup Final.

“It wasn’t too long ago that Lewis Morgan was briefly the main man at Parkhead. He started the Betfred Cup final against Rangers when Odsonne Edouard was hurt” Stewart said.

“Turned around 180 degrees”

“Griffiths, in contrast, didn’t even make the bench. It looked pretty much over for him. Since then his situation has turned around 180 degrees. It has been amazing to see.”

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Griffiths deserves plenty of credit for how he has performed for the Hoops in recent weeks. However, he will know that he has to keep his up his high levels of performance, with January signing Patryk Klimala waiting for his big chance.

Constant attacking threat in recent performance

However, the signs are certainly good for Griffiths going forward. If you look at his most recent performance against St Johnstone, he was a constant threat for the Hoops.

He scored an excellent goal, could have had a few more, and his link-up play with Odsonne Edouard was tremendous to watch.

It all looks good for Griffiths at the moment, and should he keep up his current levels of performance there is little chance of him losing his place in the starting line-up any time soon.