The return to form of Leigh Griffiths has come at a most welcome time for Celtic. The Hoops striker has scored two goals in his last two games, and his partnership with Odsonne Edouard looks to be flourishing.
Griffiths knows how to find the back of the net for the Hoops, he has proven that in his career with the club, where he has scored 109 goals. That is a terrific record.
One knock-on effect of Griffiths’ return to form could revolve around Celtic’s interest in Lawrence Shankland. The Hoops have reportedly scouted the Dundee United striker on two occasions recently.
Hoops have reportedly watched player twice recently
The Scottish Sun revealed that Hoops scout Tosh McKinlay watched the player in action against Hibs, whilst Celtic Director of Football Operations Nick Hammond watched the attacker against Partick Thistle, according to the Scottish Sun.
It is no wonder that Celtic have been keeping a close watch on Shankland, who has been in prolific form this season, scoring 25 goals.
However, the return to form of Griffiths should end any Hoops interest in Shankland, at least for the moment.
No need for Hoops to sign another striker for the moment
There is really no need for Celtic to move for another striker in January with Griffiths in form, Odsonne Edouard a first choice most weeks and the recent arrival of Patryk Klimala.
Perhaps if the Hoops suffer an injury blow then they will decide to make a move for Shankland. However, with Griffiths in such good form the forward positions at Celtic Park look well served at the moment.
Perhaps in the future Celtic may decide to make a concrete move for Shankland. They may wait to see how well he plays in the Premiership with Dundee United first.
However, for the moment Celtic’s strikers look more than capable of helping the Hoops win the Scottish Premiership for the ninth season in a row.