Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy has revealed that Leigh Griffiths could make his long-awaited Hoops comeback in the Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo.
Griffiths has not played for the first-team since December due to off the field issues. However, he is now back in training, and Kennedy is hopeful he will be back in action soon.
“It’s possible Leigh could be involved in those games” Kennedy said, as reported by the Scotsman.
“There won’t be a set timescale. We’ll manage it as we progress. If it’s right in the coming weeks that he is looking sharp enough to get on the pitch then we will certainly look to do that. Because a fully fit Leigh Griffiths is a big asset for us.”
A huge boost
It would be a huge bonus for the Hoops if Griffiths was available for the Champions League qualifiers. He has often thrived in those games for the club.
However, as Kennedy points out, it is better not to rush his comeback. It would make sense for Griffiths to get some playing time in the upcoming pre-season trip to Austria first.
Should he come through those games, then he could be involved against Sarajevo. Even if he can’t make that game, all at Celtic will be delighted if Griffiths is available on a regular basis once more.
For once the cliches will be true, and it will be like having a new signing at the club.