Our View: Griffiths misfortune could lead to Celtic chance for Klimala

By John Reid

February 20, 2020

Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirmed on Wednesday, as reported by the Daily Record, that striker Neil Lennon didn’t travel to Denmark for the Europa League match against Copenhagen, due to a hamstring injury.

That is unfortunate for the forward, who has been excellent for the Hoops since after the winter break. However, Griffith’s misfortune could be good news for a recent Celtic signing, Patryk Klimala.

The January signing has made only one start for the Hoops since joining the club from Jagiellonia Białystok. That was against Clyde, and he performed decently on the day, although he did miss a good chance to score his first Celtic goal.

Could make impression on big stage

Interestingly, the player didn’t even make the squad for the recent 2-1 win over Aberdeen. But he could get a chance to make an impression on a big stage, should he feature for the Hoops against Copenhagen.

Celtic forward Patryk Klimala / (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It is unlikely that Klimala will start the game, Odsonne Edouard will. However, lets say Klimala comes on in the second-half and scores the equaliser or the winning goal for the Hoops.

Could become instant hero with goal

That would have a huge impact on his Celtic career. It would make him a hero in the eyes of the Hoops support, and would also show Neil Lennon that he has the ability to be used more often than he has been in his brief time at the club.

Celtic forward Patryk Klimala (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Maybe he could even get a start against Kilmarnock on Sunday if he performs well for the Hoops in a cameo role in Copenhagen.

It is unfortunate that it could take an injury to a teammate to really get Klimala’s Celtic career going. However, that is what can happen in football.

A winning goal against Copenhagen could be the making of Klimala’s Celtic career. Hopefully if a chance comes his way, he can find the back of the net.