Leigh Griffiths’ form for Celtic has plenty of Hoops and Scottish football supporters calling for Steve Clarke to put his trust in him this month.

The Scotland manager is currently in the process of selecting his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 playoff matches against Israel and potentially Serbia/Norway at the end of March.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates with Scotland

Leigh Griffiths celebrates with Scotland (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

There hasn’t been a Scotland striker in better form than Griffiths since the turn of the new year either. Indeed, Griff has bagged eight goals in 13 games since then, with his latest three goals coming in a hat-trick against St Mirren on Saturday (Soccerbase).


And his form hasn’t gone unnoticed by Celtic and other fans of Scotland. Here’s a look at some of the reaction to his displays as supporters urge Clarke to give Griffiths a call:

What a season Griffiths could end up having

Put it all into perspective – a year ago there were some doubts over whether Leigh Griffiths would ever play for Celtic again. At the very least, there were strong doubts over his ability to get back to top form.

He certainly had his set-backs during the first half of the campaign too. A hamstring injury halted his comeback story despite nabbing three goals at the start of the season. Due to the form of Odsonne Edouard and the fact Neil Lennon was playing with a 4-2-3-1 formation, Griff’s opportunities were limited. He made a flurry of unimpressive substitute appearances before the winter break, and things didn’t look good.

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Yet, the January arrival of Patryk Klimala saw Griff up his game and net on his first game after the winter break at Partick Thistle. Since then he’s gone on to fire home seven more goals as he continues this swashbuckling run alongside Edouard.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He could now end up finishing the season having won a treble, having won his own place in the team back, and having earned a Euro 2020 place for Scotland this summer.

Of course, there are still question marks over Griffiths’ favourability when it comes to big games. Lennon didn’t start Griffiths in either of our Europa League matches against Copenhagen. However, a start against Rangers on Sunday would squash any doubts in that regard.

A Scotland call, of course, is surely inevitable. Griffiths is out-scoring the likes of Oli McBurnie, Steven Naismith, Oli Burker, Eamonn Brophy, and Steven Fletcher respectively. When it comes to options, Clarke has nobody better than the Celtic forward.

Does Leigh Griffiths deserve a Scotland call-up? Who could possibly lay a bigger claim to the lone-striker jersey? Give us your verdict in the comments below.

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