The performance of Leigh Griffiths vs Motherwell certainly had its ups and downs, but the Scotland international bagged his fourth goal since his return at Fir Park.

Griffiths, who’s been given a new lease of life in Neil Lennon’s new 3-5-2 system, slotted home from Callum McGregor’s cut-back to score the second of Celtic’s four goals. In addition to that, he also struck the crossbar with a header after firing over from a low James Forrest cross in the first half.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The striker is getting into some great positions and his sharpness is returning. Granted, he may not be getting the same level of headlines that Odsonne Edouard is, but without Griffiths there we’d be struggling to create the same number of chances.

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And reacting to his display post-match, some Celtic fans were pleased with what they saw from their renaissance man:


An incredible turnaround

It’s been an absolute dream turnaround for Griffiths and his Celtic career. When Patryk Klimala signed in January, there were elements of the support who would’ve been certain he was for the off. I was one of them.

Yet, given one chance by Neil Lennon against Partick Thistle, Griff hasn’t been able to look back. He’s now on four goals in six starts, and has been given immense faith by the manager. All of a sudden, he’s a key part of a reinvigorated Celtic.

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It’s hows incredible test of character from Griffiths to have come back so brilliantly. After all, he’s kept our new £3.5million signing on the bench (Scottish Sun). Klimala can’t get a look-in, and that’s mainly down to the form and promise Griffiths is showing alongside Odsonne Edouard.

Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sure, there are going to be moments when the former Hibs man is frustrated. There are also going to be moments when he’s missing chances and looking a touch off-form. That happens, and that’ll also be when Klimala has to step up and show what he can do.

But even when Griffiths is having a poor game, he still remains a huge threat. He didn’t have an overly-spectacular display at Hamilton on Sunday. Yet he won the freekick from which the equaliser came from, rattled the crossbar with his own set-piece, and played a key part in securing the fourth goal.

Last night he was a class above that as he got his name on the scoresheet once again. He’s now on fire, and with French Eddy alongside him, Griff’s renaissance doesn’t look like being a temporary one.

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