Celtic boss Neil Lennon has disclosed that he is ‘delighted’ with the action taken by Celtic over Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd’s comments about Leigh Griffiths.

The Daily Record reported that the club had contacted Sky Sports following Boyd’s comments after Celtic’s recent win over Kilmarnock.

Boyd made some comments about the number of games Griffiths had missed for the Hoops due to not performing well in training, seemingly without taking into account his off-field issues.

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Now Lennon has had his say on the matter, and he is very pleased with the action that the club have taken.

“Sometimes players need protecting”

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

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

“I’m delighted by that. Sometimes players need protecting. And not just from themselves. It looks to me as though some people have a vendetta against him in some way or another, or they like to look at him to make headlines” Lennon said, as reported by the Daily Record.

It is good to see that the club responded to Boyd’s comments so quickly. The fact that Neil Lennon is in favour of the action shows that it was the right thing for the club to do, to stand-up for one of its players.



Griffiths is a player who needs protecting more than most, when you consider that he missed so many games last season due to off-field issues.

Striker has come back from winter break in fine form

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

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

Now he is doing his talking on the pitch, and has two goals in his last two games. Griffiths’ form has perhaps come out of the blue, as he had rarely featured for the Hoops for large parts of the first-half of the season.

However, the work he has done with the club in the winter break in Dubai looks to have paid off, as he and Odsonne Edouard have formed what looks to be a formidable partnership in the last two games.

Hopefully that will continue for the rest of the season, and Griffiths can help the Hoops secure nine in a row.


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