Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald has been impressed with how much Leigh Griffiths has contributed to the Hoops side in the second-half of the season, BBC Sport reports.

Griffiths has been in excellent form for the Scottish Champions recently, and McDonald has gone as far as to claim that he is performing ‘like a new signing’.

“Leigh Griffiths has come back in and been like a new signing and Odsonne Edouard has just been phenomenal and taken it to the next level as well” McDonald said, as quoted by BBC Sport.


Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

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

Griffiths performances for Celtic over the last month have been very impressive, especially when you consider how little football he played in the first-half of the season.

Key part of winning run

He has scored four goals in his last seven games for the team, and has been a key part of the winning run the team are currently on.

McDonald also mentioned Odsonne Eoduard and the duo have worked very well together for the team as a stroke partnership.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

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

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You would expect Griffiths to retain his position in the Celtic side for the league game against Aberdeen on Sunday.

Rarely featured in Europa League group stages

It will be interesting though to see if he starts the Europa League clash against Copenhagen on Thursday. His injury issues limited Griffiths to only two appearances in the Group stages of the competition, as Odsonne Eoduard thrived in the lone striker role.

Therefore, it will be intriguing to see if Neil Lennon decides to revert to the one man up-front formation for Europe, which could mean that Griffiths will need to be content with a spot on the bench.

Still, McDonald is broadly correct about the impact Griffiths has made in recent weeks, hopefully his good form will continue in the weeks to come.


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